Ethel & Ernest

With a marvellous, life-enhancing book for all ages, now a major animated film starring Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn and Luke Treadaway Utterly original, deeply moving and very funny, Ethel & Ernest tells the story of Raymond Briggs’ parents’ marriage, lady’s maid Ethel and milkman Ernest, from their first chance encounter in 1928, through the birth of their son Raymond in 1934, to their deaths, within months of each other, in 1971. Told in Brigg’s unique strip-cartoon format, Ethel and Ernest live through the defining moments of the twentieth century: the darkness of the Great Depression, the build up to World War II, the trials of the war years, the euphoria of VE Day and the emergence of a generation from post war austerity to the cultural enlightenment of the 1960s. Ethel & Ernest is a heartfelt and affectionate tribute to an ordinary couple and an extraordinary generation.



Format Paperback | 104 pages
Dimensions 153 x 226 x 7mm | 257g
Publication date 27 Oct 2016
Publisher Vintage Publishing
Imprint Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom
Language English
Edition Media tie-in
Edition statement Film Tie-In
ISBN10 1911214608
ISBN13 9781911214601


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