- Giles The Collection 2020 - Octopus

Giles The Collection 2020

  • Paperback
  • £9.99

The bestselling Giles annual is back! Now you can go through the year, month by month, looking at how the 20th century's greatest satirical cartoonist saw events over the years.

****The nation's favourite cartoonist - Express****


Giles enthusiasts will delight in this brand-new collection of classic cartoons filled with his inimitable style of dry wit and British eccentricity.

The 2020 annual takes a look at the tiny details which the 20th century's leading cartoonist filled his artworks. Mischievous parrots, tortured teddy bears and hapless hounds can all be found getting into the oddest of scrapes to the side of the main action. Centring on the archetypal dysfunctional cartoon family, Giles expert John Field encourages you to look beyond the main action and revel in the detail.

Fans of Giles will be delighted to receive the latest annual compilation featuring 150 cartoons to enjoy from the archives of one of the most celebrated cartoonists of the once biggest selling daily newspaper in the world, the Daily Express, whose work led to him being voted the best cartoonist of the 20th century.

Biographical Notes

Carl Giles was born in Islington, north London, on 29 September 1916. After leaving school at fourteen, he initially trained in animation before moving into cartoons, when 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 an OBE. Giles left the Daily Express in 1989 but continued working for the Sunday Express until 1991. He passed away in 1995.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780600634775
  • Publication date: 05 Sep 2019
  • Page count: 160
  • Imprint: Hamlyn
Mitchell Beazley

The Whisky Dictionary

Ian Wisniewski
Authors:
Ian Wisniewski
Cassell

All New Dad Jokes

Andrew Chilvers
Authors:
Andrew Chilvers
Mitchell Beazley

World Atlas of Gin

Joel Harrison, Neil Ridley
Authors:
Joel Harrison, Neil Ridley
Conran

Leon Happy Baking

Henry Dimbleby, Claire Ptak
Authors:
Henry Dimbleby, Claire Ptak

With more than 100 sweet and savoury bakes, LEON Happy Baking contains recipes for everyone, from the novice cook to the expert baker. Following the LEON principle that what tastes good can also do you good, many of the recipes are sugar-, dairy-, wheat- or gluten- free - so there's plenty to indulge in even if you have a food allergy, an intolerance or an eye on your waistline.New recipes from the LEON menu are combined with favourites from the classic cookbook, LEON Baking & Puddings, now with fresh photography.

Hamlyn

Daily Mail Cryptic Crosswords Volume 1

The Daily Mail returns with its brand new collection of devilishly difficult cryptic crosswords!Put your mind to the ultimate test with Daily Mail Cryptic Crosswords Volume 1. For novices and experts alike, this collection of crosswords will provide hours of fun, as you work your way through the puzzling clues. With 100 cryptic puzzles, these crosswords will stimulate your brain and keep you entertained at all times!

Hamlyn

Daily Mail Big Book of Quick Crosswords Volume 1

Hamlyn

Daily Mail Big Book of Cryptic Crosswords Volume 1

Hamlyn

Daily Mail Big Book of Cryptic Crosswords Volume 2

Fuel your passion for puzzles with the Daily Mail Big Book of Cryptic Crosswords 2, the second title in the new series of the best-selling bumper cryptic crossword puzzles from the nation's favourite newspaper.Whether you're a beginner or a puzzle expert, this collection of over 200 addictive puzzles will keep you entertained for hours on end.

Hamlyn

Cook The Week in 2 Hours

Caroline Pessin
Authors:
Caroline Pessin

How great would it be to come home from work each night without the stress of deciding what to make for dinner? To know there's a delicious, healthy meal ready so you can spend time with the kids or your partner, or just relaxing instead? This book makes that a reality. The idea is simple: set aside two hours at the weekend to batch-cook all of Monday-Friday's evening meals. Sixteen menus are grouped by the seasons and designed to feed a family of four. Each menu has seven recipes - five mains and two starters/light meals. Once you've done the prep, you can have all the dishes on the table in no more than fifteen minutes. No last-minute shopping, no expensive takeaways, no long stints in the kitchen when you want to put your feet up - just 80 homemade meals, with no fuss.

Cassell

50 Years: The Story of Woodstock Live

Julien Bitoun
Authors:
Julien Bitoun
Mitchell Beazley

The Tequila Dictionary

Eric Zandona
Authors:
Eric Zandona

A tequila revolution is taking place, with more and more people learning to appreciate the rich culture, craft and flavour to be found in this unique spirit. The Tequila Dictionary is the drinker's guide to this wonderful world. With hundreds of entries on tequila and agave spirits covering everything from history, culture and ingredients to distilling techniques, cocktails and the many varieties of tequila, spirits expert Eric Zandona explores the truth behind this truly captivating drink.

Mitchell Beazley

BIRDS Watercolour Art Pad

Emma Faull
Authors:
Emma Faull
Mitchell Beazley

The Home Edit

Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin
Authors:
Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin

What if you could conquer the clutter, make your home pretty and keep it that way?'Move over, Marie Kondo - Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin are the professional organisers the A-list now let rifle through their drawers.' - Sunday Times Style'Professional organizers Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin are in high demand in Hollywood, having organized everything from pantries to play rooms for stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Rachel Zoe, Lauren Conrad and Mandy Moore.While the Nashville-based founders of The Home Edit (and its celeb-followed Instagram) may not be able to give you Rachel Zoe's enviable shoe collection, they can give you the tools to get your own into similarly immaculate order - and hey, that's a step in the right direction.' - People Believe this: every single space in your house has the potential to function efficiently and look great.The mishmash of summer and winter clothes in the closet? Yep. Even the dreaded junk drawer? Consider it done. And the best news: it's not hard to do-in fact, it's a lot of fun.From Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, the Instagram-famous home organizers who made their orderly eye candy the method that everyone swears by, comes a signature approach to decluttering. The Home Edit walks you through paring down your belongings in every room, arranging them in a stunning and easy-to-find way (hello, labels!), and maintaining the system so you don't need another do-over in six months. When you're done, you'll not only know exactly where to find things, but you'll also love the way it looks.A master class and lookbook in one, The Home Edit is filled with bright photographs and detailed tips, from placing plastic dishware in a drawer where little hands can reach to categorizing pantry items by color (there's nothing like a little ROYGBIV to soothe the soul). Above all, it's like having your best friends at your side to help you turn the chaos into calm.

Ilex Press

Why You Like This Photo

Brian Dilg
Authors:
Brian Dilg

What you see is very different from what you think you see... There's a lot going on behind the scenes when you like a photograph. Maybe something is tricking your brain into believing a static image is alive with motion. But how? Or maybe you're being drawn in by a rich, high-contrast subject. But what's so great about really black blacks and really white whites? And if the composition is subverting your expectations, where did those expectations come from in the first place?To answer these questions, international award-winning cinematographer Brian Dilg blends photographic fundamentals like exposure, focus, and composition with the latest developments in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and evolutionary biology, in a thrilling exploration of how a photo works, how your brain perceives it, and why you like the result.

Ilex Press

The Story of the Bauhaus

Frances Ambler
Authors:
Frances Ambler

Now 100 years old, the Bauhaus still looks just as fresh today as it did when it began. It was a place to experiment and embrace a new creative freedom. Thanks to this philosophy, the Bauhaus still shapes the world around us. Trace The Story of the Bauhaus through the 100 personalities, designs, ideas and events that shaped this monumental movement. Learn about leaders Paul Klee, Walter Gropius, Anni Albers and Wassily Kandinsky; witness groundbreaking events and wild parties that would revolutionise contemporary design; and discover a range of innovative ideas and new ways of thinking.

Ilex Press

Draw & Be Happy

Tim A Shaw, Cachetejack
Contributors:
Tim A Shaw, Cachetejack

Any time you need a moment of calm or a boost of energy, reach for this book and your best pen or pencil.Inspired by real art-therapy techniques, each of these fun and thought-provoking drawing exercises will help reduce stress, boost your confidence and leave you feeling creative and contented. These quirky creativity prompts offer simple strategies for self expression and self care to help you be happy.

Ilex Press

Rick and Morty: The World According to Rick

Rick Sanchez, Matt Carson
Authors:
Rick Sanchez, Matt Carson
Kyle Books

Here's One I Made Earlier

"Who would have thought you could create a cat bed from a washing-up bowl, design a doll's house from an old shoe box or make a flower pot from a margarine tub - all on live television!" Valerie Singleton, Blue Peter presenter 1962-1972"My ultimate favourite has to be Tracy Island. I loved all the little details, such as the bendable pipe cleaner, palm trees and that it was compatible with the shop bought Thunderbirds toys."Konnie Huq, Blue Peter presenter, 1997-2008Blue Peter is the longest-running children's programme in the world. At its peak, before the days of streaming andsocial media, it notched up 8 million viewers an episode and received a thousand letters a day. Recently voted the UK's best children's TV programme of all time, it was - and remains - famous for its makes, all of which used inexpensive household items such as cereal boxes and squeezy bottles, as well as the essential sticky-backed plastic and rubber solution glue. This affectionate celebration of the favourite makes from the show, has facsimiles from the Blue Peter annuals and includes the iconic Advent Crown, made with wire coat hangers, tinsel and candles. A Christmas Door Decoration, made from a polystyrene ceiling tile, some more tinsel and a cake doily. A Luxury Cat Basket, made from a washingup bowl. Plant Pots using old margarine tubs. A Doll's House made from a shoebox (with furniture made from matchboxes). Plus, of course, the instructions for the Blue Peter version of Thunderbirds Tracy Island.

Mitchell Beazley

RHS Can Anything Stop Slugs?

Guy Barter
Authors:
Guy Barter
Cassell

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Steven Jay Schneider
Authors:
Steven Jay Schneider