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Desperate Times is the brilliant and unflinching new collection of sketches of contemporary political life by The Times’s master of satire, Peter Brookes.

Within these pages, the multiple winner of the British Press Awards Cartoonist of the Year showcases the standout pieces from his political cartoons in The Times, up to the minute and breathtaking in their bite and wit.

Cataloguing two of the most turbulent years on record, Desperate Times provides an unsparing critique of political leaders and events at home and abroad. From Brexit and Megxit to Trump’s departure and the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic, this collection of exquisitely crafted cartoons provides vivid proof, were it needed, that we are indeed living through desperate times.


"Brilliant ... As we approach a forlorn, empty-shelved Christmas, buy this book as presents for your friends – it will make them laugh in this Brexit bleak midwinter."

Lord Baker, The House Magazine

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  • Hardback, 112 pages
  • ISBN: 9781785906886
  • 12 October 2021
  • £20.00
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