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Nature Notes The Natural Selection
Peter Brookes

Classification : Humour
Pub Date : Sep 23, 2004
Imprint : Little, Brown
Page Extent : 112
Binding : HB
ISBN : 9780316727228
Price : 999

About the book
The world of NATURE NOTES is a place where the great and the good become the small and the furry; the edible and the biodegradable. The Labour cabinet is a collection of nuts; Ken Livingstone is a newt - 'pissedasanewtus'; Iain Duncan Smith metamorphosises into 'the Hardly Ever Spotted Moth'. But on the receiving end of the most biting of Brookes' satire is the much discussed Bush/Blair coalition. The Dogs of War circle, including the Poodle and the US Bloodhound: 'Essentially dumb, and at bottom touchingly close to one another'. The Red-necked grebe, genus name 'Dubya texassa', does a war dance with the Brown-nosed Blair; Donald Rumsfeld - Rumsfeld obliteratus - appears as the Hawk Moth.

Covering September 2001 to May 2004, the fourth volume of NATURE NOTES is a wonderfully revealing commentary on the current obsession with Wars on Terror, the continuing spin of the New Labour government, as well as being a hilarious and incisive succession of merciless character studies.

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Peter Brookes
Peter Brookes is the political cartoonist for THE TIMES. He was voted Political Cartoonist of the year in 1996 and 1998, and Cartoonist of the Year in the British Press Awards in 2002.