We take a look at 10 of Annie Tempest's most popular Tottering-by-Gently cartoons of all time - and offer you the chance to win a wonderful prize: a weekend house party for 12 people at Annie's family home, Broughton Hall.

25 years of Annie Tempest's Tottering-by-Gently

It’s 25 years since Annie Tempest first dreamt up the cheering and perspicacious Tottering-by-Gently cartoon strip that graces the back page of Country Life and, with its regular doses of common sense and wisdom, has become a much-loved feature over a quarter of a century.

In celebration, readers will have the chance to win a two-night house party for 12 guests at Annie’s glorious family home, Broughton Hall in North Yorkshire, which is the inspiration for Tottering Hall.

Here, we reproduce 10 of Annie’s best loved works featuring Dicky, Daffy, their extended family and, most popular of all, their dogs, Slobber and Scribble.

All you have to do is guess which one has proved to be the best selling one of all, then enter at this link:


Good luck – and if you want even more of Annie’s cartoons, you can pay a visit to tottering.com.

A – Food and diet. Daffy has a special relationship with her figure

Tottering competition

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  2. 2. B - The Dog Rules. Who can resist?
  3. 3. C - The Totterings know how to throw a party
  4. 4. D - Daffy joins in with a serious discussion on guns
  5. 5. E - The waters get choppy
  6. 6. F - Marriage guidance, Tottering-style
  7. 7. G - Mars and Venus mow the lawn
  8. 8. H - Daffy's logic
  9. 9. I - Dicky's idea of tact
  10. 10. J - The male and female characters: all you need to know about the sexes
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