Shirley Hughes death: Beloved children’s author dies aged 94
The Independent says Shirley Hughes, the children’s author and illustrator has died, aged 94.
Over a career spanning 70 years, Hughes was behind beloved children’s classics such as Dogger and Olly and Me.
The news was confirmed by her family on Twitter through a statement which read: “It is with deepest sorrow that we announce that Shirley died peacefully in her sleep at home on Friday 25th February. Ed, Tom and Clara, Shirley’s children.”
Hughes’ career spanned 70 years and the author penned over 60 books, becoming one of the most popular children’s authors in the UK.
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