When the Wind Blows :  The Story of the Bloggs and the Bomb - Raymond Briggs

When the Wind Blows

The Story of the Bloggs and the Bomb

By: Raymond Briggs

Paperback | 25 September 1986 | Edition Number 1

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Raymond Briggs's comic cartoon book depicts the effects of a nuclear attack on an elderly couple, in his usual touching, yet macabre way.

About the Author

Raymond Briggs is one of the foremost creators of illustrated books for adults and children, including the unforgettable The Snowman and Father Christmas.Raymond Briggs' parents have proved an important source of inspiration to the author/artist. His father was a milkman; his mother a former lady's maid. Raymond's unique characterisation of Father Christmas is based on his father - "Father Christmas and the milkman both have wretched jobs: working in the cold, wet and dark."

His parents also influenced the character of Jim and Hilda, the victims of nuclear fall-out, in When The Wind Blows. Raymond left school aged 15 to study painting at Wimbledon School of Art. After completing a typography course at the Central School of Art, and two years of National Service, Raymond went on to the Slade School to study painting. His first work was in advertising, but before long he was winning acclaim as a children's book illustrator as well as teaching illustration at Brighton College of Art.

Industry Reviews
Raymond Briggs's comic cartoon book depicts the effects of a nuclear attack on an elderly couple, in his usual humorous yet macabre and revealing way. (Kirkus UK)

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