It's no secret that I am a huge Ronald Searle fan. I have blogged about his work so often, I've created a section in my index specifically for him! Anyway, imagine my delight when I stumbled across French blog Ma Galerie Paris and found a heap of Ronald Searle book covers! Joy! Here are the ones that particularly took my fancy.
You possibly might already be familiar with The Compleet Molesworth, but if you're not, it is a helpful field guide to the ecology of St Custards prep school circa 1958. It's narrated by Nigel Molesworth: the "curse of st custards" and "gorila of 3B". Chapters in the book include: Boo to Sir or are Masters Nesessessary?, Lessons and how to Avoid Them and Ho for the Hols. Actually, it's a very funny book written by Geoffrey Willans and illustrated by the master illustrator Ronald Searl. Below is an extract from the book about masters.
This is so me this weekend! Not that I have such a glamorous bath or that I would wear such hats in such a glamorous bath if I had one but...What a week! I can't even remember it - I think it was OK-ish and maybe there were even bits of wow! But as always very full - on (does anyone still say "full - on" or is it just me?).
This is Ronald Searle by the way, one of my all time favourite illustrators and artists. You can find out more about him here - which is where the image is from too.