How to Be Topp by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle
. 1st edition 2nd impression in VG condition. Small previous owner's inscriptions to front end papers, rest of pages clear. Binding firm, no more internal markings. Dust jacket has edge wear, especially to spine, general wearing. Faint stain to the back. It is now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions get in touch.
About How to Be Topp
All skools make some sort at teaching the pupils things and the headmaster pin up a huge timetable of lessons ect. which make the heart sink when you look at it.
Back to Skool might be particularly hard on Mater and Pater, but think of those poor new bugs, forced to be their best at Latin, English, football and French (Armand in his striped shirt and feeble questions). Just follow his timeless advice, however, and you too could be Topp.
Ronald Searle was born in Cambridge in 1920 and was educated there at the Cambridge School of Art. On the outbreak of the Second World War he left his studies to serve in the Royal Engineers and in 1942 was captured by the Japanese at Singapore, then held by them for three and a half years. He is a hugely successful graphic artist and pictorial satirist. As well as his collaboration with Geoffrey Willans on the Molesworth books and his invention of St Trinians, his work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions across the world and appears in several major American and European collections. He moved to Paris in 1961 and then, in 1975, to a remote village in Haute-Provence. He died on December 30th, 2011.
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