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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.

McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Cotton Tea Towel - Dogs Prayer McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Cotton Tea Towel - Dogs Prayer
£7.95
3 in stock
A very sweet and funny "Dogs Prayer" tea towel from Tottering By Gently. It would make a fabulous gift for any dog owner. Design: Dogs Prayer... Size: 48 x 72cm (19 x 28.5 inch)
McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Cotton Tea Towel - Four Ages Of Man McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Cotton Tea Towel - Four Ages Of Man
£7.50
10 in stock
Quality UK Cotton Tottering By Gently tea towel. Design: The Four Ages of Man; Lager, Aga, Saga, Gaga. Size: 48 x 72cm
McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Cotton Tea Towel - Four Ages Of Women McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Cotton Tea Towel - Four Ages Of Women
£7.50
7 in stock
Quality UK Cotton Tottering By Gently tea towel. Design: The Four Ages of Woman. Size: 48 x 72cm
McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Cotton Tea Towel - In Times of Stress McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Cotton Tea Towel - In Times of Stress
£7.95
Out of stock
Quality UK Cotton, Tottering By Gently tea towel. Design: In Times of Stress Size: 49 x 68cm
McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Cotton Tea Towel - Its A Dogs Life McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Cotton Tea Towel - Its A Dogs Life
£7.95
3 in stock
This funny "Dog life" tea towel from Tottering By Gently would make a fabulous gift for any dog owner. Design: Its a Dog Life... Material: Cotton Size: 48 x 72cm (19 x 28.5 inch)
McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Cotton Tea Towel - Never Too Old McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Cotton Tea Towel - Never Too Old
£7.95
7 in stock
Absorbent and durable, Tottering By Gently tea towel. Design: Never to Old Machine Washable. 100% cotton Size: 49 x 68cm
McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Cotton Tea Towel - Oldies Text Code McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Cotton Tea Towel - Oldies Text Code
£7.95
8 in stock
This absorbant and durable, linen tea towel from Tottering By Gently is sure to raise a few smiles. Design: Oldies Text Code Size: 48 x 72cm (19 x 28.5 inch)
McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Cotton Tea Towel - The Dog Rules McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Cotton Tea Towel - The Dog Rules
£7.95
12 in stock
This funny "Dog rules" tea towel from Tottering By Gently would make a fabulous gift for any dog owner. Matching apron available. Design: The Dog Rules... Material: Cotton Size: 48 x 72cm (19 x 28.5 inch)
McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Cotton Tea Towel - The Perfect Marriage McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Cotton Tea Towel - The Perfect Marriage
£7.95
7 in stock
This "Perfect Marriage" tea towel from Tottering By Gently is sure to raise a few smiles. Design: The Perfect Marriage. Size: 48 x 72cm (19 x 28.5 inch)
McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Hob Cover - Female Bliss McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Hob Cover - Female Bliss
£10.00
Out of stock
Tottering By Gently Hob Cover designed for Aga-style cookers and ovens. The reverse side is made from cotton terry towelling to wipe up those small spillages around the kitchen. Please note: Hob covers are for use on cool hob lids only, to avoid scorch damage. Design: Female Bliss Text: Ahh! The bliss of a warm bottom in winter... Diameter: 36cm / 14 inches
McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Hob Cover - Labrador McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Hob Cover - Labrador
£9.99
Out of stock
Tottering By Gently Hob Cover designed for Aga-style cookers and ovens. The reverse side is made from cotton terry towelling to wipe up those small spillages around the kitchen. Please note: Hob covers are for use on cool hob lids only, to avoid scorch damage. Design: Labradors Text: A Labrador is born half trained Diameter: 36cm / 14 inches
McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Hob Cover - Male Bliss McCaw Allan - Tottering By Gently Hob Cover - Male Bliss
£10.00
Out of stock
Tottering By Gently Hob Cover designed for Aga-style cookers and ovens. The reverse side is made from cotton terry towelling to wipe up those small spillages around the kitchen. Please note: Hob covers are for use on cool hob lids only, to avoid scorch damage. Design: Male Bliss Text: Ahh! The bliss of a warm bottom in winter... Diameter: 36cm / 14 inches

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