Gentleman Jim

Gentleman Jim

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First published in 1980, two years after The Snowman, Gentleman Jim has been unavailable for many years. We are delighted to bring it back into print as the first book in an occasional series, Cape Graphic Classics.

Gentleman Jim is the story of Jim Bloggs, a lavatory attendant who, dissatisfied with his station in life, devotes his time to envisioning a world beyond it. His walls are lined with books like Out in the Silver West, the Boys' Book of Pirates and Executive Opportunities, which provide fodder for his ruminations on career change. Encouraged by his wife, Hilda, also eager to incorporate more adventure into her life, Jim sets out to bring these dreams to fruition by accumulating various accoutrements, only to discover that the life of an executive, an artist or a cowboy is more complicated and costly than it appears.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 178 x 234 x 8mm | 256g
  • YELLOW JERSEY PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • chiefly ill
  • 0224085247
  • 9780224085243
  • 387,709

About Raymond Briggs

Raymond Briggs was born in London in 1934. He is the author of the hugely successful children's books Father Christmas and The Snowman. These books have been translated into many languages and adapted into films, plays and TV cartoons. His other books include Fungus the Bogeyman, Ug, When the Wind Blows, Ethel & Ernest, a biography of his parents, and his latest, Time for Lights Out, a contemplation on old age, told through words and pictures.
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Rating details

416 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
5 19% (79)
4 41% (172)
3 29% (119)
2 9% (38)
1 2% (8)
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