The Quentin Blake Book


A fully illustrated overview of the life and work of the universally loved Quentin Blake


ISBN: 9780500094358 Category:

Jenny Uglow


A fully illustrated overview of the life and work of the universally loved Quentin Blake, released ahead of the artist’s 90th birthday in December 2022.

Quentin Blake is an artist who has charmed and inspired generations of readers. Tracing Blake’s art and career from his very first drawings – published in Punch when he was 16 – through his collaborations with writers from Roald Dahl and John Yeoman to Russell Hoban and David Walliams, to his large-scale works for hospitals and public spaces and right up to his most recent passions and projects, acclaimed author Jenny Uglow here presents a fully illustrated overview of Quentin Blake’s extraordinary body of work, with accompanying commentary by the artist himself.

With unprecedented access to the artist’s entire archive, The Quentin Blake Book reveals the stories behind some of Blake’s most famous creations, while also providing readers with an intimate insight into the unceasing creativity of this remarkable artist.

Additional information

Weight 1180 g
Dimensions 20.9 x 26.7 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 29 September 2022
Number of pages 256
Format Hardback
Dimensions 20.9 x 26.7 cm
Weight 1180 g


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Jenny Uglow is a prize-winning author and biographer. She was Chair of the Royal Society of Literature 2014-16. Her books include bestselling biographies of Elizabeth Gaskell and William Hogarth. Nature's Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick won the National Arts Writers Award; A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize; Edward Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense was the winner of the Hawthornden Prize. She is also the author of Walter Crane in the Thames & Hudson series The Illustrators (2019).