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Ethel and Ernest
by Raymond Briggs | Graphic Novels
Registered by wingeljwing of Paris, Ile-de-France France on 9/19/2015
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by mta_enigma): to be read


4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingeljwing from Paris, Ile-de-France France on Saturday, September 19, 2015

10 out of 10

Cirdul'Livre Michel Bizot
The story is simply a progression through the lives of the titular couple, from their courtship in the late 1920s to their deaths in the early 70s. Ethel is a lady's maid with middle-class aspirations and firm notions of respectable English behaviour; she becomes a housewife when she marries. Ernest, five years younger, is an easygoing milkman with socialist ideals and an enthusiastic interest in modern progress and technology. They live with their only child, Raymond, in a London suburb, through the Great Depression, World War II, the advent of television and other events. The book richly illustrates London working class life and concerns, during some of the most momentous social and political developments of the 20th century.
Ethel and Ernest won the "Best Illustrated Book Of The Year" at the 1999 British Book Awards. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingeljwing at Le Petit Châtelet - 9 rue Saint-Denis (OBCZ) in Paris, Ile-de-France France on Sunday, October 11, 2015

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Released 2 yrs ago (10/13/2015 UTC) at Le Petit Châtelet - 9 rue Saint-Denis (OBCZ) in Paris, Ile-de-France France

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Merci de vous être connecté sur ce site !
Ce livre n'a pas été perdu mais laissé où vous l'avez trouvé pour un nouveau lecteur.
Pour donner de ses nouvelles, merci...
- de cliquer sur le bouton au dessus: Non merci, je préfère rester anonyme
- puis dans la page qui s'ouvre, dans quelle ville vous l'avez trouvé...et il y a un cadre pour ajouter un petit commentaire
- et enfin de cliquer sur le bouton Valider votre Commentaire 


Journal Entry 3 by wingBluemchenblattwing at Paris, Ile-de-France France on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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Alors que je cherchais comment remplir mon ventre pendant la réunion mensuelle, je me suis retrouvée avec deux volumes de BD. Et voilà qu'elj arrive avec, au lieu d'une confiture de poire, une troisième BD. Voilà comment "Ethel & Ernest" s'est retrouvé chez moi ! 


Journal Entry 4 by wingBluemchenblattwing at Paris, Ile-de-France France on Friday, October 16, 2015

8 out of 10

A very nice surprise!
Honestly? I wouldn't have picked up and taken the book with me just based on the cover.
Luckily elj pushed me to take it, because it was definitely worth the read.
The drawing style is not one I'd enjoy naturally, but somehow it really did fit the story which flows with simplicity. A simplicity that makes the story powerfrul and touching.

Now I "only" need to find the appropriate way to release it for other readers to enjoy. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingBluemchenblattwing at Paris, Ile-de-France France on Saturday, February 06, 2016

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J'avais laissé Ethel & Ernest avec M., mais il n'accroche point abondonnant à la page 38.
Du coup Ethel & Ernest voyagent avec moi aux potentiels lecteurs BCeurs.



I left Ethel & Ernest with M., but he didn't get into it abandoning the story at page 38.
So Ethel & Ernest will travel woth me to the next potential readers and bookcrossers. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingBluemchenblattwing at VAMV, Adalbertstraße 15- 17, Bockenheim in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Sunday, February 07, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (2/9/2016 UTC) at VAMV, Adalbertstraße 15- 17, Bockenheim in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany

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Will be taken to the meet-up. 


Journal Entry 7 by theninscha at Lilium.cafe.bar.restaurant in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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Released 11 mos ago (1/10/2017 UTC) at Lilium.cafe.bar.restaurant in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany

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Wonderful book based on a true love story! 


Journal Entry 8 by mta_enigma at Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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From the meetup in Frankfurt. 


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