Publication Date: 13/10/2022 ISBN: 9781399711333 Category:

Love & Vermin

Will McPhail

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 13/10/2022 ISBN: 9781399711333 Category:


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The hilarious and insightful first collection by Will McPhail, author of In. and cartoonist for the New Yorker.

*From the winner of the 2022 Betty Trask Prize*

With his shrewd eye for mundane absurdities and deeply relatable urban creatures, Will McPhail is one of Britain’s most distinctive cartoonists. His cartoons delight in the anxieties of everyday life, skewer modern politics and capture the painful and ridiculous truths behind our behaviours.

In his first collection, new cartoons are united with old favourites: knowing mice and eligible pigeons fill our cities, while the beloved adventures of Lady No-Kids gleefully continue. Pondering life, love and nonsense, Love & Vermin is a trove of sly wisdom and laughter.

‘There are few better cartoonists than the New Yorker’s Will McPhail’ Irish Times

Publisher Review

SELECT PRAISE FOR IN Starts as a charming romantic comedy and turns into something tender and affecting about our need for connection. I loved this one -- David Nicholls Beautiful, bittersweet portrait of modern life . . . his tragicomedy will also make the heart swell * Guardian * Brilliant -- Candice Carty-Williams This is a miraculous book -- Joe Dunthorne

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