In the Garden with The Totterings and Tails of Tottering Hall
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In the Gardening with The Totterings
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.
Tails of Tottering Hall
This book is another collection of Annie Tempest’s expertly-observed cartoons humorously depicting the archetypical English upper-class, following spirited traditionalists Dicky and Daffy Tottering, who reside in their lavish yet dilapidating ancestral home, Tottering Hall, together with their adored and exceedingly-spoilt dogs, affectionately named Slobber and Scribble.
Daffy is a redoubtable and, these days, lamentably-dying breed, frequently referred to as a ‘Country Lady’, while Dicky just lives in another era altogether. Follow this endearing couple as they attempt to navigate an increasingly-modernised world with their mischievous pooches, both of whom hold a firm place in their owners’ affections, allowing them to wreak all kinds of havoc with minimal consequences.
Annie Tempest’s ability to comically depict the highs and lows of dog ownership is second to none — and stands as a heart-warming reminder that, despite muddy paws on the carpet and the occasional raiding of the fridge, we will love them all the same.
The cartoons in this book are sure to resonate with all dog owners as they compare the foibles of black Lab Slobber and working cocker Scribble to the eccentricities of their own treasured pets.
Even if you’ve never had the pleasure of encountering these characters before, one cannot fail to be amused by these beautifully-executed cartoons.