Heath Robinson: How to be a Motorist (Hardback)
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Heath Robinson: How to be a Motorist (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 20/02/2015
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W. Heath Robinson is best known for his hilarious drawings of zany contraptions, though his work ranged across a wide variety of topics covering many aspects of British life in the decades following the First World War. Starting out as a watercolour artist, he quickly turned to the more lucrative field of book illustration and developed his forte in satirical drawings and cartoons. He was regularly commissioned by the editors of Tatler and The Sketch and in great demand from advertising companies. Collections of his drawings were subsequently published in many different editions and became so successful as to transform Heath Robinson into a household name, celebrated for his eccentric brand of British humour.

Presenting such innovations as the ‘Zip-Opening Bonnet’, the ‘Duo-car for the Incompatible’ and the handy ‘New Rear Wheel Gear for Turning the Car in One Movement’, this volume of Heath Robinson illustrations with commentary by K.R.G. Browne will appeal to ‘everybody who is ever likely to drive, be driven in, or get run over by a mechanically propelled vehicle’.

Publisher: Bodleian Library
ISBN: 9781851244348
Dimensions: 185 x 120 mm


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'A fantastic read that's well worth the price...This reprinted masterpiece is W Heath Robinson at his best, and even today it's both funny and pertinent. ... You could almost call this educational, but its real appeal lies in the sarcastic, deadpan text and the brilliant line illustrations.' - Auto Express

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“Heath Robinson re-invented (well not quite)”

Absolutely delighted to find the Heath Robinson books have been reprinted. They are little gems.

I gave one on How to be a Motorist to my grand-daughter when she passed her driving test. It also introduced her to... More

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