When The Wind Blows
When The Wind Blows

BRIGGS, Raymond (author and illustrator). When The Wind Blows.

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BRIGGS, Raymond (author and illustrator). When The Wind Blows. London; Hamish Hamilton Limited. 1982.

4to. Original laminated pictorial boards; pp. [40]; illustrated throughout in full colour, largely in cartoon-strip format, with 5 dramatic double-page plates; a very good copy with the usual faint surface marks. an obtrusive light scratch to lower cover, and a very small triangular split to upper joint (5mm), with tiny turns and abrasions to forecorner tips; internally generally very clean with vestiges of a small (1cm) adhesion to lower margin of two adjacent leaves and a sizeable gift inscription to front blank, "For John", etc. "from Beth, with love", followed by a large blue pencilled cross; scarce signed by Briggs.
First edition of this classic graphic novel on the horrors of nuclear war, which describes a nuclear attack on Britain by the Soviet Union as experienced by a retired couple, Jim and Hilda Bloggs A presentation copy inscribed "For John, with best wishes, Raymond Briggs, 1983" to the title-page in ink. The story is told in the cartoon-strip format for greater immediacy and effect. It was later made into an animated disaster film, directed by Jimmy Murakami, featuring the voices of John Mills and Peggy Ashcroft.