Children and Young People
One of our best-loved children’s writers and illustrators, Shirley Hughes attributes her love of drawing and writing to an idyllic Liverpool childhood where much time was spent making up fantasy worlds and occasionally going to the cinema. With her children, Clara Vulliamy, Ed Vulliamy and Tom Vulliamy, she discusses the family business and muses on how writing has taken all three in contrasting directions. A fascinating insight into what makes writers tick.
Hughes is known for the Alfie books; writer and illustrator Clara for The Bear with Sticky Paws and Martha and the Bunny Brothers; and Ed for his work as a war correspondent and author of The War is Dead, Long Live the War.