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The Complete Uncle The complete set of Uncle books, by JP Martin and illustrated by Sir Quentin Blake, has being re published in a deluxe high quality hardback, with a wealth of extra material including articles by Neil Gaiman, Will Self, and Kate SummerscaleUncle is an kind hearted elephant who lives in an endlessly massive castle, accompanied by his motley crew of companions and employees, including the Old Monkey, Goodman the Cat, the One Armed Badger and many Near his castle sits Badfort, home of Uncle s enemies, a disreputable group including Hateman, Jellytussle, Hitmouse and other unpleasant characters Over the course of the books, Uncle and his followers find themselves mixed up with camels, dwarfs, treacle, bears, ghosts, a walrus, a singing flower, wizards, Respectable Horses and much, muchAlthough the books were intended for children, they are loved by an adult audience for their wordplay, subversive and surreal humour and wonderful drawings They are one of the great forgotten treasures of children s literature, and this is the first opportunity to buy the complete set since the early seventiesThis deluxepage hardback edition contains the full text of all six books, and all of the illustrations from Sir Quentin Blake There are also articles by famous fans, contemporary reviews, an eight page colour section showcasing the original cover art and much The anthology includes Uncle, Uncle Cleans Up, Uncle and His Detective, Uncle and the Treacle Trouble, Uncle and Claudius the Camel, and Uncle and the Battle for Badgertown


10 thoughts on “The Complete Uncle

  1. says:

    There are not many books that I read as a 12 year old that I am still avidly reading, in fact, this is the only one Hilarious, hypnotic and hallucinogenic all at once, it relates the tales of a wealthy elephant, his motley crew and the fabulous castle of Homeward Uncle s pomposit


  2. says:

    As a small boy I think I had one or other of the Uncle books out on loan from my local libraryor less constantly The stories have a slightly improvised feel to them, as befits tales originally told at bedtime I always loved the wonderful flights of fancy, and the endless schemes o


  3. says:

    As my family was coming together for Christmas, we were discussing our favourite childhood books over some wine I talked about my love of Uncle and the battered copy of the first book I bought from my local library after borrowing to read and re read for many years in their too old


  4. says:

    I grew up loving these books, but could never find my own copies at least affordably So I had to back this as a Kickstarter Now my copy has arrived, and it s a most beautiful book well designed, and full of extra material around all six books.If you ve not read Uncle, then the surre


  5. says:

    As a child in the early 1970s I discovered the anarchic madness that is J.P.Martin s Uncle in our local library If Spike Milligan had teamed up with Roald Dahl to re write Babar then I presume it might have turned out something similar to this Although perhaps not as funny.Uncle is a


  6. says:

    I m trying to express how gleeful the mere existence of this makes me but it just keeps coming out as EEEEEEEEEEEEE Tremendously excellent Stupendously imaginative As a young person there were many places I wanted to go Villa Villekulla, The Magic Faraway Tree, Willy Wonka s Chocolate


  7. says:

    I don t think I read Uncle as a child shocking that I can t remember, I know but I enjoyed reading the series as an adult I m afraid that Uncle s pomposity stood out for me would I have noticed this as a child and the irrepressible Beaver Hateman Of the goodies, The Little Lion and Goo


  8. says:

    I loved these books when I was younger, but for many years most of the series has been available only through second hand shops though there have been various reprints of the first two books Uncle and Uncle Cleans Up This hardback volume contains all six volumes together with the origin


  9. says:

    brilliant to have all these back in print and not 400 from Abe books for anarchic children of all ages


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