The History of the World According to Giles: 50 Years of Headlines as Seen by the 20th Century’s Greatest Cartoonist [Paperback]
Express Newspapers (Contributor)
Publication Date: 4 May 2010
For over 50 years Giles documented and satirised the most momentous events in British and world history: wars, moonlandings, sporting achievements, strikes, elections, fashion trends and entertainment, they’ve all been subject to his wit and artistry. Now, in this special collection, you can follow the exploits of Giles’ most beloved characters such as granny, the tearaway kids and Chalky during these times, and relive some of the greatest news stories from the 20th century, decade by decade, cartoon by cartoon. As a special feature, the introduction focuses on some of the famous people who have contributed forewords to his compilations over the years, including the likes of Frank Sinatra, Prince Charles, Sir John Betjeman and many more leading politicians, comedians, actors and celebrities. Guaranteed to delight his many thousands of fans, “The History of the World According to Giles” takes you on a funny and fascinating journey through the remarkable events that shaped the final 50 years of the last century.
“Giles is an extremely popular winner across the generations. His books are still selling well after more than 50 years and his humour is not stuck in any particular time frame. He appeals to a very wide cross-section of the public” – Paul Gravett, Projects Director of the British Cartoon Trust.
About the Author
Carl Giles was born in Islington, north London, on 29 September 1916. Leaving school aged fourteen, his early training was in animation, eventually moving into cartoons working for Reynolds News. In 1943 Giles moved to the Sunday Express and Daily Express, eventually replacing Strube and becoming the Daily Express “War Correspondent Cartoonist” with the 2nd Army in 1945. Best known for his Express “family”, his cartoons had enormous popular appeal and in 1959 he was awarded the OBE. Giles left the Daily Express in 1989 but continued working for the Sunday Express until 1991. He passed away in Ipswich on 27 August 1995.
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Hamlyn (4 May 2010)
Product Dimensions: 28.6 x 21.8 cm