Reviews

  • A mesmerising jumble of jokes, drawings and elderly gripesAll human life – and death – is here in this lucky dip of memories and fears, irritations and idle thoughts… [Time For Lights Out] has black humour galore…and, as always, Briggs’s drawings have a touch of magic about them, conjuring human beings and their foibles out of a few precious lines.

    Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
  • [Time for Lights Out is] direct and personalon the tragi-comedy of growing old. [Briggs] looks on ageing with a beady but sympathetic eye…and mordant humour all the way throughthere are plenty of excellent jokes in this book.

    Nicholas Tucker, The Times
  • Many congratulations to The Oldie's Raymond Briggs on his elegiac new book, Time for Lights Out. The great author and illustrator takes a funny, sombre, bittersweet approach to old age, with fond thoughts of his grandchildren, parents, childhood and his partner Liz. The book is illustrated with his characteristic understanding of real life... Bliss.

    The Oldie
  • A beloved genius of storytelling and illustration.

    Rachel Cooke, Observer, *Graphic Novel of the Month*

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