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New Left Review I/2, March-April 1960

Colin MacInnes

The Express Families

A Study of the Daily Express Cartoons

there are three of them, of course: the Giles family, prosperous working-class; the Barry Appleby family, commercial petty-bourgeois; and the Osbert Lancaster family, displaced aristocratic. They’ve all appeared every day for years in cartoons in the Daily Express, and sometimes in the Sunday Express as well. First, just to refresh memories about them:

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