Shirkey Hughes was an English author whose common childhood stories threw a joyful glow across generations of family life, died at the age of 94, according to her family.
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.
Subsequent to graduating, she worked essentially as an artist for the books of different writers, including My Naughty Little Sister by Dorothy Edwards and The Bell Family by Noel Streatfeild.
The originally distributed book she both composed and represented was Lucy and Tom’s Day, which was made into a progression of stories.
Shirley Hughes Cause of Death
According to her family, Shirley Hughes died “peacefully at home after a short illness” on Friday in London and suffered from a brief illness prior to her death.
Shirley Hughes Net Worth
Shirley Hughes had an estimated net worth of $11.5 million at her time of death.