Tails of Tottering Hall
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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.
Reviews for Tails of Tottering Hall
Tails of Tottering Hall is a compilation of hilarious antics of two dogs, Slobber and Scribble, as they do their best to please their masters, Lord and Lady Tottering, an eccentric couple who adore their four-legged companions. The misadventures of Slobber and Scribble have featured in Country Life magazine for 25 years and have, no doubt, amused many… Even the Duke of Devonshire commented that “Tottering-by-Gently was the reason most people read the magazine backwards.” This book will make for a fantastic bedside companion.
The mischievous canine misdemeanours depicted throughout the beautifully presented hard covered book will resonate with all dog owners and undoubtedly bring a smile to the face of all. At a time when the world needs a laugh, Tails of Tottering Hall is strongly recommended as an antidote for anyone feeling a bit of doom and gloom.
Gary Creighton, British Country Sports