Nicholas Wroe interviews Shirley Hughes in The Guardian

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Shirley Hughes - Major Guardian Feature

Although Hughes is best known for characters such as Dave, and even more so for Alfie, the perennial pre-schooler whose small-scale triumphs and disasters have sustained a dozen bestselling books, her work for young children forms only part of a remarkably varied and productive career. She has written more than 50 books - and illustrated many more than that for other people - that include history, memoir and stories for older children. At any one time she'll usually have four or five different projects on the go. At the moment she is at proof stage with a story featuring another pre-schooler and also has in her head an idea "that's too early in gestation to talk about sensibly."...

"When I look at a 32-page picture book, written, illustrated and designed with a classic story for a young child, I still think that is probably what I was put on this earth to do." SHIRLEY HUGHES

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