The world of Nature Notes is a place where the great and the good become the small and the furry, the edible, and the biodegradable. The Labour cabinet is a collection of nuts; Ken Livingstone is a newt; Iain Duncan Smith metamorphosises into the “Hardly Ever Spotted Moth.” But on the receiving end of the most biting of Brookes’ satire is the much discussed Bush/Blair coalition. The Red-necked grebe, genus name “Dubya texassa,” does a war dance with the Brown-nosed Blair, and Donald Rumsfeld—Rumsfeld obliteratus—appears as the Hawk Moth. The fourth volume of Nature Notes is a wonderfully revealing commentary on the current obsession with Wars on Terror, the continuing spin of the New Labour government, as well as being a hilarious and incisive succession of merciless character studies.
About the Author
Peter Brookes is the political cartoonist for THE TIMES. He was voted Political Cartoonist of the year in 1996 and 1998, and Cartoonist of the Year in the British Press Awards in 2002.
Hardcover: 112 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group (September 1, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 10.4 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds