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St. Trinian's: The Entire Appalling Business Hardcover

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Overlook/Rookery
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585679585
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585679584
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 2 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #285,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The author really knows his girls and women. A bit too well, perhaps. By synchronicity I am listening to "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" as sung by Peter Sellars as I type this. Says it all, really.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful irreverence June 29 2008
By Jan in NC - Published on
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Terrific book of cartoons, feels much like Charles Addams. Boarding school girls portrayed as little hellions. Given the era in which these were created, it's eye-opening that Searle recognized that girls aren't good and sweet and nice. They can be merciless bullies. Bombs, guns, torture, all well within their grasp. This book is a lot of fun. Hermione Granger would be appalled.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
An oldie but a goodie July 31 2008
By CNC - Published on
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Witty, wicked, wonderful... The sketches are super, the humor offbeat. The book is so innocent compared with some of today's fare, yet it is sophisticated and dark at the same time.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Searle has done it again!!!!! May 29 2009
By millie - Published on
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Ronald Searle make all has books such fun.His cartoons are more than cartoons,they are works of art.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
inspiration of a number of British films Feb. 23 2014
By James G Horn Jr - Published on
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Forget sugar and spice and everything nice, the girls of St Trinian's school eat snails and puppy dogs tails for breakfast. Hockey and lacrosse sticks are the weapons of the fourth form girls when machine guns and grenades are not available. This is for those who enjoy the dark humor of Charles Addams' cartoons. Others beware.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A wonderful series of cartoons! Jan. 28 2014
By Eusebius - Published on
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St Trinian's, The Entire Appalling Business is a delightful series of hilarious and deliciously morbid cartoons by Ronald Searle. They are all about a private boarding school for anarchistic young ladies who are the opposite of anything you ever thought about genteel English schoolchildren. These little girls are sadistic, amoral, violent, duplicitous, cruel, vicious, brutal, and wickedly funny. Each cartoon is beautifully sketched and the deft pen and ink lines help capture the appalling atrocity it illustrates.

A series of six films based on St. Trinian's was released in the 1950s and are worth watching if you can find them. There have been a couple of newer St. Trinian's films released in the past decade but the older ones are closer to Searle's cartoons - probably because they are in black and white and closer to his illustrations.

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