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Mabel Keeps Calm and Carries On: The Wartime Postcards of Mabel Lucie Attwell by Vicki Thomas

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Mabel Keeps Calm and Carries On: The Wartime Postcards of Mabel Lucie Attwell by Vicki Thomas

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Mabel Lucie Attwell's postcards tell the story of Britain's Home Front in a charming and often moving way, they are at times laugh-out-loud funny and at times very poignant. Set in the context of her wartime letters and the Home Front, this book will be loved by Attwell fans old and new.


'During the Second World War, I worked in an empty building by the Thames. It had been used by the Thames Conservancy Board. When war came, they moved out and I was moved in. I stayed there for most of the war. I never went down to an air raid shelter. I was too busy trying to make people laugh about wartime bread and sausages, instead of crying about them.' Mabel Lucie Attwell Mabel Lucie Attwell was one of Britain's best-loved artists with her work touching generations, from those who grew up with her classic characters, Bunty and the Boo-Boos, to those who have read Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies, which she famously illustrated. Her art has found its way into homes across the world through figurines, bathroom plaques and gift cards featuring her charming designs. Yet, many of her most poignant and humorous illustrations were created to cheer a world at war. She painted prolifically throughout the First and Second World Wars, with postcards featuring her child-like characters and tongue-in-cheek captions that were typical of her saucy sense of humour. Despite suffering loss and hardship herself during the wars she continued to encourage people to 'smile through the tears'. This book which brings a collection of her wartime postcards together exclusively for the first time, pays tribute to the indomitable spirit of this incredible woman and to her art that cannot fail to raise a smile today for young and old alike.

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SKU GOR005918092
Title Mabel Keeps Calm and Carries On: The Wartime Postcards of Mabel Lucie Attwell
Author Edited by Vicki Thomas
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Year Published 2013
Page Number 160
ISBN 0752489194
ISBN13 9780752489193
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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