Reviews

  • "Posy Simmonds is the laureate of English middle-class muddle, a peerless observer of their romantic confusions, emotional insecurities and professional vicissitudes. She gets to the heart of them more incisively and wittily than any number of her contemporaries... Tamara Drewe offers not only the psychological intricacy of good fiction but also the pictorial subtlety of art"

    Mail on Sunday, Anthony Quinn
  • "Simmonds manages to be both sympathetic and merciless...she has a novelistic insight and ear for dialogue... If civilisation falls leaving only Tamara Drewe behind, it can be used as a blueprint for a flawless reconstruction of English village life in the mid-2000s, right down to the hoodies in the bus shelter"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Posy Simmonds is a true child of Hogarth, her accomplished cartoons a merciless commentary on the way we live now"

    Penny Perrick, Sunday Times
  • "Simmonds is much more than a cartoonist: she makes us realize that a great cartoonist can be a great artist too"

    Stella Tillyard, Prospect