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Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy - Mother & Daughter

A profile of Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy, by Flic Everett, from yesterday's Guardian Family section:

For almost half a century, children's writer and illustrator Shirley Hughes has defined childhood triumphs and disasters. As other authors drift out of fashion, new generations remain enraptured by her gentle stories about Alfie, Dogger and co. Shirley, 85, has sold more than 12 million books, been awarded an armoury of medals and still works at the bohemian home in Holland Park, west London, where she has lived since the 1950s...