Popular English writer and illustrator Shirley Hughes who was tagged as the “Children’s” author has died.
Hughes was best known for creating the Alfie book series, as well as the children’s picture book Dogger. She wrote more than fifty books, which have sold more than 11.5 million copies, and has illustrated more than two hundred. As of 2007, she lived in London.
She West Kirby Grammar School, but Hughes said she was not a particularly good student academically, and when she was 16, she left school to study drawing and costume design at the Liverpool School of Art.
Shirley Hughes Cause Of Death
According to her family, Shirley Hughes died “peacefully at home after a short illness” on Friday in London.
Who Was Shirley Hughes?
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.
She proceeded to compose more than fifty additional accounts, including Dogger (1977), the Alfie series (1977), highlighting a youngster named Alfie and at times his sister Annie-Rose, and the Olly and Me series (1993).