Shirley Hughes Biography

Shirley Hughes was a highly-respected and popular British author and illustrator, having written over 60 books and illustrated over 200. She’s best known for her Alfie and Dogger series of stories.

She was born on July 16, 1927, in West Kirby, close to Liverpool. She concentrated on style and dress plan at Liverpool Art School, prior to proceeding with her examinations at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford.

She is the daughter of Liverpool store owner Thomas James Hughes and his wife Kathleen (née Dowling), she grew up in West Kirby on the Wirral.

Shirly described herself as someone who was not good at academics and at the age of 16, she quit schooling at West Kirby Grammar School and later went to study drawing and costume design at the Liverpool School of Art.

At Oxford, Hughes was urged to work in the image book configuration and make lithographic representations.

Her desire was to be a set planner, yet a short encounter as a dogsbody at the Birmingham Rep altered her perspective. In any case, the impact of theater stays in Shirley’s work.

Shirley Hughes Net Worth

Shirley Hughes has an estimated net worth of $11.5 million.

Shirley Hughes Cause of Death

According to her family, Shirley Hughes died “peacefully at home after a short illness” on Friday in London.


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