The House that Groaned

Author: Karrie Fransman
Publisher: Vintage
Category: Graphic Novels, Anime & Manga, Graphic Novels, Anime & Manga, Graphic Novels: Literary & Memoirs, Graphic Novels: Literary & Memoirs, Cartoons & Comic Strips
Book Format: Paperback

141 Rottin Road'A cosy, one-bedroom apartment on the first floor of a charming Victorian conversion. Newly decorated and with a separate kitchen and reception room. Located just a bus ride away from a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars.'Welcome to The House that Groaned and the six lonely inhabitants of its separate flats, characters so at odds with themselves and their bodies that they could only have stepped out of the pages of a comic novel. There's Barbara, our make-up artist heroine and man-made blonde bombshell; Matt, the photographic re-toucher who can't touch; Janet, the tormented dietician; twenty-something Brian, the diseaseophile whose sexual penchant takes him to the edge of perversion; old Mrs Durbach, imprisoned inside her ageing body; and the gloriously fleshy and hedonistic Marion, agent provocateur and ringleader of the Midnight Feasters.Exploring the themes of body-image, sexuality and the loneliness and isolation of contemporary urban life, The House that Groaned is a modern-day fairy tale full of magic realism and farcical symbolism which will woo both comic fans and attract new readers to the medium.

About Karrie Fransman
Karrie Fransman's autobiographical comic strips 'My Peculiar World' were published in the Guardian's G2, and her graphic story, 'The Night I Lost my Love' was published in the Times in 2010. She also makes Comic Apps and sculptures and her work has been exhibited in London, Belgium and Russia. She runs projects at the London Print Studio and House of Illustration. Born in Edinburgh, Karrie now lives in London in a house not dissimilar to the one in her book. You can see more of her work at


SKU BK-9780224086813
Barcode # 9780224086813
Brand Vintage
Artist / Author Karrie Fransman
Shipping Weight 0.5200kg
Shipping Width 17.100m
Shipping Height 1.900m
Shipping Length 25.800m

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