Uncle elephant and castle reviews
The Complete Uncle by J.P. MartinThe complete set of Uncle books, by J.P Martin and illustrated by Sir Quentin Blake, has being re-published in a deluxe high-quality hardback, with a wealth of extra material – including articles by Neil Gaiman, Will Self, and Kate Summerscale.
Uncle is an kind-hearted elephant who lives in an endlessly massive castle, accompanied by his motley crew of companions and employees, including the Old Monkey, Goodman the Cat, the One-Armed Badger and many more. Near his castle sits Badfort, home of Uncle’s enemies, a disreputable group including Hateman, Jellytussle, Hitmouse and other unpleasant characters. Over the course of the books, Uncle and his followers find themselves mixed up with camels, dwarfs, treacle, bears, ghosts, a walrus, a singing flower, wizards, Respectable Horses and much, much more.
Although the books were intended for children, they are loved by an adult audience for their wordplay, subversive and surreal humour and wonderful drawings. They are one of the great forgotten treasures of children’s literature, and this is the first opportunity to buy the complete set since the early seventies.
This deluxe 800-page hardback edition contains the full text of all six books, and all of the illustrations from Sir Quentin Blake. There are also articles by famous fans, contemporary reviews, an eight-page colour section showcasing the original cover art and much more. The anthology includes: Uncle,?Uncle Cleans Up,?Uncle and His Detective, Uncle and the?Treacle Trouble, Uncle and Claudius the?Camel, and Uncle and the Battle for?Badgertown.
ELEPHANT AND CASTLE CLIMB
Uncle Elephant & Castle, SE11
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The building itself is great, no complaints really. The design is beautiful and really worth my money in my opinion. The concierge is really helpful when we need them too. I like that pret is close and the park outside is lovely too however it can attract a few hooligans at times. The flats are really nicely finished, spacious and have great views. Its also pretty expensive especially after high annual rent renewals. Transport links are great — elephant and castle station is round the corner and is easy to get around london.
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Never thought of moving out of this amazing apartment as it could be difficult to find a better place to live in comparison to Orient House. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Whatever is the issue they are always there for help. I am particularly happy with its location. I could travel to the city centre, Piccadilly station and my University within a short walk. The building from the inside is very well-designed, cosy yet modern, and well-maintained.
Stare out over London with a book, a laptop or a drink in the exclusive, private Sky Lounge and Bar. Our Sky Lounge goes all around the top of the building - degree views of the Capital. Bring up a bottle of wine and sit with friends looking over London at night. Or leave the friends, just the wine. Need to work on that next great novel? Or check twitter times then call it quits? Either way, the coffee area is here for you.