Monday, February 01, 2010

BEST OF PUNCH CARTOONS in Bloomsbury Review

The Best of PUNCH Cartoons, edited by Helen Walasek, is reviewed in the Bloomsbury Review: "Dry, with a twist may he a cliche, hut it perfectly describes this compendium of humor from the venerable English magazine, dating from 1841 to 1992. Boasting more than 2,000 illustrations, The Best of PUNCH Cartoons is a sampling of what made the English tick and laugh. Helen Walasek, formerly curator of the PUNCH archives, assembled this collection and provides helpful commentary as well as the occasional useful historical context. Perhaps more smiles than guffaws, this is humor for folks with a fondness for the literary."

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