Traditionally an annual is a bumper collection of stories / comic strips / features / games, puzzles plus things to make and do – and the Tottering-by-Gently Annual i has all of the above and more:
It is packed with comic strips, cartoons, recipes, puzzles and games featuring the characters from Tottering-by-Gently – Daffy and Dicky Tottering, their daughter Serena and grandchildren, Freddy and Daisy, along with the daily, Mrs Shagpile, not forgetting the dogs, Slobber and Scribble. Through this cast of characters, Annie Tempest casts her gimlet eye over the stuff of life, revealing truths around universal themes such as family, relationships, dieting, ageing, gardening and the different perspectives of men and women.
Annie Tempest is one of Britain’s best-loved cartoonists. Since 1993 Annie has been charting the life of Daffy and Dicky Tottering in Tottering-by-Gently – the phenomenally successful weekly strip cartoon in Country Life magazine. Tottering-by-Gently is a village in the fictional county of North Pimmshire, where Lord and Lady Tottering (Dicky and Daffy) live in the fading grandeur of their ancestral home, Tottering Hall.