Sum­mer of the horse

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country -

THIS month sees the re­turn of a much-loved equestrian favourite—nor­man Thel­well’s An­gels on Horse­back. The Cheshire il­lus­tra­tor pub­lished his first car­toon in Punch mag­a­zine in 1952 and, five years later, Thel­well col­lected the Punch work, com­plete with some ad­di­tions, into book form. It was an in­stant suc­cess that went on to sell mil­lions of copies around the world. To mark its 60th an­niver­sary, Thel­well’s son, David, has teamed up with Methuen Books to re­pub­lish it.

‘This book is like a time ma­chine—it has the abil­ity to take you back to your child­hood, when one’s wor­ries were few and far be­tween,’ says Thel­well li­censee Charles Sains­bury-plaice. ‘I think this, cou­pled with his abil­ity to make peo­ple smile with their hearts and eyes, is why Thel­well is time­less.’

An­gels on Horse­back is avail­able from www.coun­tryside­greet­, Methuen Books, Ama­zon and good book­sell­ers all over the coun­try.

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