About this book
In "Ethel And Ernest" Raymond Briggs provides a brilliantly drawn and uniquely poignant record of his parents' marriage, from their first chance encounter to their deaths. A combination of biography and social history in which Briggs' parents become representative of the nation as a whole, as they experience the dark days of W.W.II, the introduction of the welfare state and the advent of television. A moving and warmly funny tribute to his parents, which will have widespread appeal. There will be a huge campaign behind the book, and the general feeling is that it could be "very" big indeed. Full colour illustrations throughout.
The story of Raymond Briggs's parents' marriage, from their first, chance encounter to their deaths. Told in Briggs's familiar strip-cartoon format, with nothing embroidered or altered, the book is also a social history of a kind, embracing such events as World War II and the advent of television.