Giles 2011: The Collection

Giles 2011: The Collection

by ExpressNewspapers (Contributor)


Giles has long been recognised as one of the most unique and talented satirists of the post-war years. With over 15,000 of his cartoons in the "Express" archives, "Giles - The Collection 2011" continues the treasured tradition of his artistry, bringing together 150 of his most humorous and perceptive illustrations in a brand new annual that is guaranteed to leave his loyal readers laughing and reminiscing for hours. Spanning a number of decades and subjects including family life, transport, the Law and holidays, this time-tested tome is a must for every Giles fan.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Publisher: Hamlyn
Published: 06 Sep 2010

ISBN 10: 0600621197
ISBN 13: 9780600621195
Book Overview: With over 60 series of Giles - The Collection in circulation, this annual has proven itself as a highly-popular and timeless book that continues to sell well across generations. Giles' reputation as one of the country's best-loved cartoonists was confirmed when he was posthumously given his own exhibition at the Cartoon Museum in London in 2008, along with the honour of being named the 20th century's greatest cartoonist by visitors to the British Cartoon Centre in London.

Media Reviews
Giles is an extremely popular winner across the generations. His books are still selling well after more than 50 years and his humour is not stuck in any particular time frame. He appeals to a very wide cross-section of the public - Paul Gravett, Projects Director of the British Cartoon Trust.
Author Bio
Carl Giles was born in Islington, north London, on 29 September 1916. Leaving school aged fourteen, his early training was in animation, eventually moving into cartoons working for Reynolds News. In 1943 Giles moved to the Sunday Express and Daily Express, eventually replacing Strube and becoming the Daily Express War Correspondent Cartoonist with the 2nd Army in 1945. Best known for his Express family , his cartoons had enormous popular appeal and in 1959 he was awarded the OBE. Giles left the Daily Express in 1989 but continued working for the Sunday Express until 1991. He died in hospital in Ipswich on 27 August 1995.