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The next few days were horrible for all. Ginger's cooking became worse than ever. He put, by mistake, sugar in the soup and salt in the custard. He even put mustard in the coffee to make it taste warmer and his sandwiches of bread and raspberry jam with a sardine in the middle were the nastiest of the lot

Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979)


Inscribed by Judy Taylor on reverse, 'rejected page from Ship Cook's Ginger redrawn by EA'

Pen ink and watercolour with pencil

5 x 5 ¾ inches

Judy Taylor MBE, Children's Editor for Bodley Head

Drawn for but not illustrated in Edward Ardizzone, Ship's Cook Ginger. Another Tim Story, London: Bodley Head, 1977

'The Illustrators. The British Art of Illustration 1865-2019', Chris Beetles Gallery, November 2019-January 2020, No 142

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