A Celebration of Giles - Annual Details
Title Seventh Series
Original Price 4/6
Date Cartoons Start 16/10/1952Date Cartoons End 27/09/1953
Number of Cartoons 120
Published by Daily Express PublicationsISBN 

Introduction by - Lord Beaverbrook

GILES has an immense following. His cartoons give joy to millions of 'EXPRESS' readers.

They are extensively reproduced in the United States and syndicated in the British Empire. They brighten the pages of newspapers at home and abroad. The demand for them is insatiable.

What is the secret? It is this: Giles has a sardonic humour which appeals because he always keeps close to the life of the street and the farm. He depicts the attitudes of ordinary people.

Ordinary people habitually make caustic comments about high - flown pretension. They are delighted when such comments are made by a man of genius.

Giles debunks the vainglorious. He takes the solemnity out of the grand occasion. He helps the world to keep sane by laughing at its soaring moments.

Giles, though born in North London and beginning as a commercial artist, is of the soil of Britain. He is close to the land. On his farm in Suffolk he breeds a large herd of pedigree pigs. He sometimes links the two professions by making use of his pigs to suppIy him with models.

I do not need to commend this book. Readers new to Giles - if there are any - have only to turn its pages to know that it contains the work of the master of the comic art.

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