Garibaldi's Biscuits by Ralph Steadman

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Wearing pizza buckles on their belts and wielding water balloons, Garibaldi and his army defeat the rascally French, and the world-famous Garibaldi's biscuits are born! Ralph Steadman's cast of quirky characters and witty cartoons bring this footnote of history to life.
 

About Ralph Steadman

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RALPH STEADMAN was born in 1936. He began his career as a cartoonist, and through the years has diversified into many creative fields. Ralph collaborated with Dr Hunter S. Thompson in the birth of 'gonzo' journalism, with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; he has illustrated classics such as Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island and Animal Farm, and written and illustrated his own books, which include Sigmund Freud, I Leonardo and The Big I Am. Steadman is also a printmaker, and has travelled the world's vineyards, culminating in his books The Grapes of Ralph, Untrodden Grapes and Still Life with Bottle. CERI LEVY is a film-maker, who started out making music videos before moving into the world of documentaries. His works include Bananaz, a film about the inner machinations of the group Gorillaz, and the forthcoming The Bird Effect; he is also co-curator of Ghosts of Gone Birds, and therefore a crucial cog in the boids' creation myth.
 
Published December 16, 2008 by Andersen Press. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Anglophones and -philes who have wondered about the origins of the Peek Freans Company’s Bourbon and Garibaldi Biscuits will be entertained by Steadman’s fanciful version of history and enlightened by the (somewhat) straighter dope in his afterword.

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