Sunday, March 30, 2008

Ronald Searle's 'Slightly Foxed – But Still Desirable'


After a lifetime of avidly scanning the frequently poisonously-tinted pages of innumerable books catalogues, Ronald Searle has become expert in the art of decoding those esoteric, poetic and usually approximate, descriptions of literary come-ones. The unvarnished truth is here exposed at last, both in the shockingly explicit

drawings and in the devastatingly frank glossary whose revelations will startle even the most battle-scarred bibliophiles. The result is one of the funniest, most entertaining book to have emerged from the brilliantly perspective pen of the master. No book collector, and certainly no bookseller, can afford to be without it – even the wicked ones.

Learn more:
Ronald Searle biographie
Ronald Searle tribute blog
Cartoonbook file

2 comments:

Jan said...

I would certainly recommend the 'Ronald Searle Tribute' blog, feeded by Matt Jones (France). You'll find everything about Searle there.

Matt J said...

Thanx for the plug!