In the Garden with the Totterings

In the Garden with the Totterings

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With a foreword from Alan Titchmarsh, this revised edition from Tottering-by-Gently sees the pair tackle the grounds of their beloved, but crumbling, ancestral seat in North Pimmshire, Tottering Hall.



In the Garden with the Totterings is a fabulous collection of Annie Tempest’s ‘Tottering-by-Gently’ cartoons around the theme of gardening, which encompasses inter-generational tensions, the differing perspectives of men and women and more. Tottering-by-Gently is a village in the fictional county of North Pimmshire, where Lord and Lady Tottering reside in the fading grandeur of their ancestral home, Tottering Hall. Annie Tempest’s cartoons are based on Lord and Lady Tottering (Dicky and Daffy) and their extended family. Her now international following proves that she touches a note of universal truth in her exquisitely detailed and beautifully executed cartoons as she gently laughs with us at the stuff of life.


At the age of 24, ANNIE TEMPEST, whilst working as a medical secretary, began to teach herself how to draw. This, coupled with a love of cryptic crosswords combined to sow the seeds of a career as a cartoonist, initially working for the Daily Mail for seven and a half years with a strip called ‘The Yuppies’. In 1989, she was voted ‘Strip cartoonist of the year’ by her peers in the Cartoonists Club of Great Britain.

Annie created Tottering-by-Gently and joined Country Life magazine in 1993. Her subtle and humorous depictions of Dicky and Daffy Tottering and their family has expanded into a small empire both through syndication and licensing as well as a number of memorable exhibitions abroad in Mexico and New York but also at The O’Shea Gallery. In 2009 she won the prestigious Pont Prize for her portrayal of the British Character – the highest accolade in her profession. Annie is still living and working in rural Norfolk in a beautifully converted barn filled with Tottering delights and surrounded by glorious gardens.

Foreword by Alan Titchmarsh

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Sub Heading No
ISBN 9781846893001
Author Annie Tempest
Binding Hardback
Extent 160 x 219 mm, 112 pages
Illustrations Colour illustrations
Ebook No
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