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About this product
- Author(s)Raymond Briggs
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication21/09/1984
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintHamish Hamilton Ltd
- Out-of-print date22/10/2004
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight260 g
- Width230 mm
- Height300 mm
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- cliv_davi24 Oct, 2016by
Savage satire from a World famous artist.
Forget the Snowman, this is Raymond Briggs in a full on attack of the instigators of the Falklands War in the spirit of the 18th Century satirists Gilray and Rowlandson. Galtieri and Thatcher are portrayed as surreal, nightmarish characters, their rivalries totally divorced from reality. Reality there is however in the form of both sides casualities, drowned, burnt to death, shot and cripples portrayed realistically in contrast to the principal characters. Those with a long memory may remember Mrs T was first told of the invasion while attendind an environmental conference in Scotland. Her reaction was that alluded to in the book: "How exciting to have a REAL crisis to deal with....." ln the post victory celebration service, wounded and maimed British troops were kept away as their appearance would have spoilt the mood of rejoicing. Raymond Briggs sent a copy to every MP but its not known what the reaction was. Read full review
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- largedave083726 Apr, 2013by
something to keep
I bought this book the 1st time in 1984 when it was 1st published. what happened to that first copy I dont remember. Iam very glad that i managed to get another copy from ebay. This book although written and drawn in the style of a childrens book is anything but. what it is is a short sharp shock and should be read by all. A true historical document.
- omniscientmoros...27 Sep, 2011by
Excellence in a small book.
Bitingly satirical, the Tin Pot Foreign General and the Old Iron Woman is a brilliant commentary on the involvement of two political powers in the Falklands War, communicated through excellent visuals and text. Easy to read and follow, this book is, despite its appearance as a child's picture book, geared for an older audience due to the thought-provoking themes and thoughts expressed in it.