Magnificat

£7.99

Norman Thelwell

01/08/2002 | Paperback |

ISBN: 9780413762207

About Magnificat

 

‘The master English cartoonist... a laugh a page... a delectable collectable’
Publishers Weekly


‘Delightful.’
Manchester Evening News


‘Hilarious.’
The Lady


Norman Thelwell took his first kitten home in a shopping-bag slung from the handlebars of his bicycle at the age of ten.  The five-mile journey with one hand steering and the other in the bag trying to calm the cat was an experience which time has done nothing to erase from his mind, and faint scars can still be seen on his left hand in cold weather. The fact that (long before he took such crazy risks with horses) he succeeded in persuading his pet to pose for him on a regular basis proves only that cats are well aware which side their bread is buttered.

 

Drawn from decades of devastating experience with cats, Thelwell’s Magnificat is an hilarious tribute to the mysterious relationship human beings have long had with the feline creatures.

 

Author(s)
 

Norman Thelwell

Norman Thelwell (1923–2004) was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire. He was educated locally at Rock Ferry High School. During the Second World War, he served in India with the East Yorkshire Regiment, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (1942–46). While art editor of an army publication, he had his first cartoons published in London Opinion. After the war, he studied at Liverpool School of Art (1947–50) and lectured on illustration at Wolverhampton College of Art (1950–57). He sold his first drawing to Punch in 1950, and two years later became an important regular contributor. He also worked as a cartoonist for several newspapers and began to produce his own comic books, beginning in 1957 with Angels on Horseback. Since their debut appearance in Punch over forty years ago, Norman Thelwell’s cartoons and drawings have delighted millions of people all over the world. His portrayals of sporting pursuits, human beings at play, the life of the countryside and, of course, ponies, are the products of a unique comic genius.


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