Sunday, October 16, 2011

Goodbye Mrs Mole

I was saddened over the summer to hear that Ronald Searle's wife and soulmate of 50 years, Monica, passed away. I had the great privilege of meeting Monica on several occasions and remain ever grateful for having the chance to spend time with a lady of great charm and class. The Daily Mail has ran a touching article with words from Ronald himself.  Read it here

This  report by Derek Brazell of the AOI on a visit with the Searles last summer gives a sense of how pleasurable it was to spend a day with Ronald & Monica.

The Mrs Mole drawings are to be published in the UK on the 27th October. Available from the publisher here

Previous post on the Les tres riche heures de Mrs Mole exhibition at London's Cartoon Museum

1 comment:

docnad said...

I too was saddened to read just yesterday about Monica's passing three months ago. I'm glad they had fifty wonderful years together. The cancer, awful as it must have been some forty years ago, at least helped them to realize how lucky they were to have each other for so long.