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Britain at Play

Britain at Play

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Edited by Geoffrey C. Beare, By (author) Heath Robinson

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  • Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 212mm x 278mm x 24mm | 1,076g
  • Publication date: 9 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0715638149
  • ISBN 13: 9780715638149
  • Illustrations note: c.280 integrated
  • Sales rank: 354,731

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In "Britain at Play" we collect the finest of William Heath Robinson's studies of the unique British character. Here we find Britain in the garden, at the beach and on the golf course - the 9th hole played with the grim reaper, rotating sunbathing machines, a double cross tennis match 'For economising space in local tournaments and generally gingering up the game'. Heath Robinson perfectly captures the peculiar character of the great British nation at leisure.

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W Heath Robinson began his career illustrating works of poetry and children's stories. At magazines such as The Sketch, he developed his humorous illustrations for adults, culminating in the series of inventions for which he became known by his contemporaries as 'The Gadget King'. Geoffrey Beare is an art collector, co-founder and chairman of the Imaginative Book Illustration Society, and an authority on the work of William Heath Robinson.