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The perfect evening by Raymond Briggs

Old Un's Notes | By The Old Un

The perfect evening by Raymond Briggs

Raymond Briggs's Time for Lights Out

The Old Un sends many congratulations to The Oldie’s Raymond Briggs on his elegiac new book, Time for Lights Out (Jonathan Cape).

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 and its everyday contents, including this picture of his old phone and telly, glass of wine and fish and chips. Bliss.

This story was from March 2020 issue. Subscribe Now