The Press: Bulls' Eyes for Grandma

"Son of a Newmarket racing family. Keeps horses himself. Breeds pigs. Born while parents were staying within one mile of Bow Bells, making him officially a cockney*. . . Calls all policemen and editors 'Sir.' Avoids all children under the age of 30."

Thus pale, frail, one-eyed Carl Giles, 36, famed cartoonist for Lord Beaverbrook's London Daily Express (circ. 4,222,000) describes himself in a book of his cartoons just published by the Express. But most Fleet-Streeters—and Express readers—would describe Giles more simply as, next to David Low, the best cartoonist in Britain. Even...

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