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Posy Simmonds (born 9 August 1945) is a British newspaper cartoonist and writer and illustrator of children’s books. She is best known for her long association with The Guardian, for which she has drawn the cartoons Gemma Bovery (2000) and Tamara Drewe (2005–06), both later published as books. Her style gently satirizes the English middle classes and in particular those of a literary bent. Both of the published books feature a „doomed heroine”, much in the style of the 18th- and 19th-century gothic romantic novel, to which they often allude, but with an ironic, modernist slant.
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