The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life : Getting on with Getting on

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'If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself' - Eubie Blake, jazz musician, on reaching 100 In John Burningham's well-stocked larder of the wit and wisdom that comes with age are contributions from Raymond Briggs, Ivor Cutler, Frank Dickens, Michael Foot, Richard Ingrams, Doris Lessing, Patrick Moore, Dervla Murphy, Ronald Searle, Tom Sharpe, Chad Varah and many others on such themes as 'time', 'birthdays', 'travel' and 'love and marriage'. Woven in amongst the pieces is a rich selection of quotes from T. S. Eliot and Leon Trotsky to Bob Hope and Ogden Nash and 50 witty and poignant drawings by John Burningham. 'When do you become old? When I left the House of Commons in 1992 I was still compos mentis just. I think some of the others stayed there without knowing that they are not, if you know what I mean' - Michael Foot 'The worst thing about Old Age is the speeding up of time I had a party for my 50th birthday and another for my 60th, three or four years later' - Raymond Briggsshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 150 x 208 x 34mm | 598.75g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747560854
  • 9780747560852
  • 1,536,397

About John Burningham

John Burningham, two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, is the celebrated author and illustrator of many much-loved books for children, including Avocado Baby, Borka, Mr Gumpy's Outing, Trubloff, Grandpa and Cloudland, and of two illustrated books for adults, England and France.show more

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'The worst thing about old age is the speeding up of time... I had a party for my fiftieth birthday and another for my sixtieth, three or four years later' Raymond Briggsshow more

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