The Telegraph profiles Posy Simmonds, who we are told, is read by millions in the UKm thanks to her long running newspaper strip POSY, and books GEMMA BOVARY and the upcoming TAMARA DREWE.

Posy Simmonds, the writer and cartoonist, lives in a quiet Georgian square between King’s Cross and Islington in London. From her window you can see a flicker-book of railings and sycamore trees and, if you crane your head, the Post Office Tower, closer than you might imagine. Today a man in white overalls is spread-eagled across some scaffolding, painting the woodwork. Two cars are parked in the road outside: a Volvo four-by-four and a low-slung, gunmetal-grey 1970s Citroën DS.

TAMARA DREWE, which is based on Hardy’s FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, is out in November in the UK. We couldn’t find any official word of a US edition, but it will be available in Canada.


  1. I’ll note that TAMARA DREWE can be ordered via Amazon.uk, and presumably other international booksellers. Just go to Amazon and scroll to the bottom for links to their international sites.

    I recently got her LITERARY LIFE collection that way, and it’s wonderful stuff. Can’t wait for TAMARA DREWE.