Ethel & Ernest A True Story by Raymond Briggs. Published by Jonathan Cape in 1998.
Utterly original, deeply moving and very funny, Ethel & Ernest is the story of Raymond Briggs parents' marriage, from their first chance encounter to their deaths told in Briggs unique strip-cartoon format. Nothing is invented, nothing embroidered - this is the reality of two decent, ordinary lives of two people who, as Briggs tells the story, become representative of us all. The book is also social history - depicting the dark days of the Second World War, the birth of the Welfare State, the advent of television and all the changes which were so exhilarating and bewildering for Ethel and Ernest.
In good condition, with a small tear to the front of the dustjacket, which is covered in an undamaged protective film. The unclipped dustjacket also shows signs of shelfwear and some discolouration. An otherwise bright and clean copy, with good binding. A marvellous, life-enhancing book for all ages.