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It is with a keen eye and a quick wit that Sue Macartney-Snape makes her very English observations. The subtle removal of a small bound drawing book from her bag or pocket would be a signal to the astute passer by. Its withdrawal indicates that she may have noticed an unusual expression, or an amusing vignette - and is about to record it with well-pointed precision.

Those glaringly obvious foibles which we and our contemporaries try to hide are presented by Sue in typically characteristic humour. She hones in on that which makes our country the uniquely quirky place it is. Rushing about our day to day lives, we may notice the happy-go-lucky lady cyclist, dog in basket, off to the church luncheon. Indeed, we may come home to a dear husband or wife, snoring gently in their favourite chair, cat on lap and dogs sprawled around feet. Sue reopens our eyes to these sights and allows us to rediscover the quintessential comedy to be found on our very doorstep.

It is Sue’s particular gift that she is able to gently tease us with her observations, lending her very able hands to reveal the hideous gloriousness of our English Eccentricities.

The 20 new limited edition prints are reproduced from original drawings as shown in The Telegraph Magazine Social Stereotypes column. Members of the Eccentric Club are offered a special discount of 15% (please check with the Club Secretary how to claim it).

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