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Interview: Shirley Hughes | Review | The Observer

Hughes's birthday is to be variously celebrated: there is a retrospective exhibition, A Life Drawing, at London's the Illustration Cupboard. A new book, Alfie and the Big Boys, is published by Random House on 2 August. Her books have sold 12 million copies worldwide (Alfie makes up a quarter of sales). And she has just won an award for the best book ever to have won the Kate Greenaway Medal (to add to a list of honours, including an OBE for services to children's literature). Dogger is the story of an undistinguished, beloved toy dog who gets lost. It is about security and kindness - a perfect comfort read. I'm glad it won the prize: if I'd had the chance, I would have voted for it myself. And as we walk up to Hughes's study, I ask if there might be any chance of meeting the original Dogger...

See also (Recommended) this profile, which starts in very similar vein, by Anne Simspn in The Herald:

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