Best Selling Books by Posy Simmonds

Posy Simmonds is the author of Cassandra Darke (2018), Gemma Bovery (1999), Mrs Weber's Omnibus (2020), Literary Life Revisited (2020) and other 47 books.

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Cassandra Darke

release date: Nov 01, 2018
Cassandra Darke
***WINNER OF THE COMEDY WOMEN IN PRINT PRIZE 2020*** ''Simmonds is a copper-bottomed genius... she is as brilliant a writer as Britain has'' Jenny Colgan, Mail Online Cassandra Darke is an art dealer, mean, selfish, solitary by nature, living in Chelsea in a house worth £7 million. She has become a social pariah, but doesn''t much care. Between one Christmas and the next, she has sullied the reputation of a West End gallery and has acquired a conviction for fraud, a suspended sentence and a bank balance drained by lawsuits. On the scale of villainy, fraud seems to Cassandra a rather paltry offence - her own crime involving ''no violence, no weapon, no dead body''. But in Cassandra''s basement, her young ex-lodger, Nicki, has left a surprise, something which implies at least violence and probably a body . . . Something which forces Cassandra out of her rich enclave and onto the streets. Not those local streets paved with gold and lit with festive glitter, but grimmer, darker places, where she must make the choice between self-sacrifice and running for her life.

Gemma Bovery

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Gemma Bovery
A satirical graphic novel provides an updated account of the life and times of Gemma Bovery, literature''s most famous adulteress, the bored second wife of Charlie Bovery, a reluctant stepmother, and the nemesis of his ex-wife, as she convinces Charlie to move to Normandy, only to become bored with the charms of French life and find other charms to take their place. 20,000 first printing.

Mrs Weber's Omnibus

release date: May 21, 2020
Mrs Weber's Omnibus
In May 1977 Posy Simmonds, an unknown young illustrator, started drawing a weekly comic strip for the Guardian. It began as a silly parody of girls'' adventure stories, making satirical comments about contemporary life. The strip soon focused on three 1950s school friends in their later middle-class and nearly middle-aged lives: Wendy Weber, a former nurse married to polytechnic sociology lecturer George with a large brood of children; Jo Heep, married to whisky salesman Edmund with two rebellious teenagers; and Trish Wright, married to philandering advertising executive Stanhope and with a young baby. The strip, which was latterly untitled and usually known just as ''Posy'', ran until the late 1980s. Collected here for the first time are the complete strips. Although celebrated for pinpointing the concerns of Guardian readers in the 1980s and their constant struggle to remain true to the ideals of the 1960s, they are in fact remarkably undated. They show one of Britain''s favourite cartoonists, celebrated for Literary Life and Tamara Drewe, maturing into genius.

Literary Life Revisited

release date: Jan 30, 2020
Literary Life Revisited
First published in 2003, Literary Life became an instant classic as readers (and writers) delighted in watching Posy Simmonds skewer the pains and pretensions of the writer’s (and reader’s) calling with her inimitable flair for witty satire and sharp social observation. As well as all the cartoons and comic strips from the original edition, The Complete Literary Life includes 40 extra pages of cartoons, including the two series Rick Raker and Dr Derek, in which two very different heroes attempt to right the wrongs afflicting the writing world, one by brute force and skulduggery, the other with a silky bedside manner.

Tamara Drewe

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Tamara Drewe
Having transformed herself with plastic surgery, newspaper columnist Tamara Drewe uses her newfound confidence and power of attraction recklessly as she embarks on an affair with a married detective novelist, while two teens, aware of her torrid affair, send out e-mails from her computer, with unexpected and dark consequences. Original.

Lulu and the Flying Babies

release date: Oct 05, 2017
Lulu and the Flying Babies
Lulu doesn''t want to be stuck in a museum, she wants to play outside in the snow! She sits on the bench and sniffs. Before she knows it the flying babies have escaped a painting and swept her off her feet. Lulu is flown into a whimiscal, magical adventure through a world of pictures, meeting Kings, growling at tigers and getting lost in the woods.

Baker Cat

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Baker Cat
A humorous story about a baker cat and his mice friends.

Lulu and the Chocolate Wedding

release date: May 05, 2016
Lulu and the Chocolate Wedding
Lulu is going to be a bridesmaid, but the night before the wedding she eats too much chocolate and is very poorly. Lulu has a nap to feel better, but before long she is woken up by someone crying. Join Lulu on her very chocolatey escapades as she tries to rescue the wedding cake''s sugar bride from some mice who have a very sweet tooth.

F-Freezing ABC

release date: Nov 01, 1996
F-Freezing ABC
An anteater, a bear, a cat, and a duck all search for a warm place to stay.

Lavender

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Lavender
How Lavender became the Bravest Rabbit in the World Whenever there is the slightest hint of danger, Lavender the rabbit can be found with her friends the goose and the hens clucking with concern. So when a group of tourist town foxes arrive on their first visit to the countryside, Lavender is very wary indeed, even though the town foxes think that the idea of eating rabbits is just sick. Rabbit’s courage is challenged even further when the town foxes invite the rabbits to a party. However, Lavender joins the group and even perseveres when the others decide that the situation has become quite scary. What happens next, as the town foxes come face to face with their hungry country cousins, ensures that Lavender returns home a heroine!

Gemma Bovery / druk 1

release date: Jan 01, 2005

Fred

release date: Jan 01, 1987
Fred
The night Sophie and Nick bury their dearly beloved cat Fred, all Fred''s cat friends arrive to reveal his nighttime self and give him a proper funeral and farewell.

Bouncing Buffalo

release date: Mar 01, 1996
Bouncing Buffalo
Polly and Jack''s parents accept that they can''t afford to run the family antiques shop any more and cranky Mr Fowler decides he''s going to buy the shop to expand his restaurant. Polly and Jack hate the thought of parting with all their favourite things, especially the bear and the water buffalo''s head. But at the eleventh hour the shop is saved in the MOST unusual way. . . . .

The F-freezing Alphabet

release date: Jan 01, 1998

Mustn't Grumble

release date: Jan 01, 1993

Cassandra Darke (kf8)

release date: Nov 01, 2018

The Chocolate Wedding Cake

release date: Mar 01, 1992
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