Tottering By Gently
Annie Tempest's classic weekly cartoon was first published in the pages of Country Life magazine in 1994. The cartoon follows the travails of Dicky and Taffy Tottering of Tottering Hall, set in the fictional world of North Pimmshire. It has been a favourite among many readers of the magazine over the course of its history. Along the way, Annie Tempest has always been able to subtly satirise many of the the issues of the day, as well as make wry and clever comments on social perspectives of the time. These are warmhearted cartoons which rarely fail to hit the nail on the head. We have a wide range of Tottering By Gently accessories, including tea towels and hob covers, and all of them would bring their own distinct charm to the home!
Beautiful cartoon drawing
The cartoon illustrations on their own have been called 'works of art in themselves' by The Spectator. They are always deeply characterful thanks to their finely chosen details which are novelistic in the way that they express so many layers of personality in a swift and skillful slight of hand. Throughout the cartoon, you get to see snippets of Dicky and Taffy's life and their home, as scenes move from their kitchen to their living room to their grounds and the surrounding areas in this imaginary world. These images are at once satirical and warm, so that you can tell Annie has a great deal of affection for these quintessentially English characters.
Witty and high spirited
The cartoons are of course not just about the quality of the illustrations, but also about the wit on show in the text that accompanies each picture. These descriptions or snippets of dialogue are always humorous, as they take a look at many areas of domestic life such as marriage, bedtime routines, cooking, gardening and home comforts. The Tottering By Gently accessories in our range would be a great present for family or loved ones if you think that they would relate to the wry humour and often sage advice to be found in this most wonderful of cartoons. The Tottering's dogs are also frequently there to make their own voices heard, so dog lovers will appreciate the cartoons too.