Quentin Blake

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Quentin Blake: ‘I’m not so committed to cheering everybody up, you know’
He may be best known for bringing children’s books by Roald Dahl and Michael Rosen to vivid life, but a new documentary reveals the more serious side to illustrator’s career

Nicholas Wroe

17, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Children’s laureates campaign for £100m a year to fix primary school libraries
Current laureate Cressida Cowell leads demands to ringfence funds to renew ‘deteriorating’ facilities that fail to appeal to students

Sian Cain

12, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Bookish fun on TV and radio to enjoy this Christmas
There is plenty for everyone to enjoy, including Zog and the Flying Doctors, a Bridget Jones documentary and an Upstart Crow Christmas special

Nicholas Wroe

19, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Quentin Blake: ‘Spend time with children? Good God, no'
The writer and illustrator talks about bringing some of the most cherished children’s characters to life, his work with Roald Dahl and Michael Rosen – and the tiny weed that inspired his latest book

Fiona Sturges

29, Feb, 2020 @8:00 AM

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At last, a partner for the Snowman who has melted hearts for 40 years
Illustrators including Quentin Blake and Shirley Hughes celebrate the Raymond Briggs Christmas classic – and one adds a touch of romance

Donna Ferguson

02, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Roald Dahl’s nature journal My Year republished after decades out of print
The author’s final book records his observations of the Buckinghamshire countryside alongside memories of childhood hijinks

Alison Flood

21, Nov, 2018 @1:20 PM

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Matilda is a heroine for our time, thanks to Quentin Blake | Rebecca Nicholson
New drawings by the great artist bring the wonderful outsider right up to date

Rebecca Nicholson

06, Oct, 2018 @2:00 PM

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Matilda at 30: 'She would have been prime minister for a couple of years by now'
Stand-up comedian, astrophysicist or author: what would Roald Dahl’s book-loving psychic have become? Children’s authors imagine Matilda’s future, alongside new illustrations by Quentin Blake

Donna Ferguson, Michael Rosen, Jeff Kinney, Francesca Simon, Matt Haig, Ed Vere and Kate Pankhurst

01, Oct, 2018 @11:45 AM

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Matilda, stay young: it’s bittersweet to see Roald Dahl’s hero turn 30 | Cressida Cowell
Quentin Blake’s new depictions of Matilda highlight how slow progress is in the real world, writes children’s author Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell

01, Oct, 2018 @9:06 AM

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Matilda’s new adventures at 30: astrophysicist, explorer or bookworm
To mark three decades since Roald Dahl’s heroine first appeared, her illustrator, Quentin Blake, has imagined her life now

Donna Ferguson

15, Sep, 2018 @3:59 PM

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Quentin Blake to auction 'joyful' mother and baby watercolours
Pictures from illustrator’s personal collection will be auctioned for charity in July

Alison Flood

18, Jun, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Michael Morpurgo, Quentin Blake and Jacqueline Wilson join Authors4Oceans
A campaign to prevent the pollution of the Earth’s oceans with plastic, begun by Lauren St John, now has 50 children’s writers involved

Alison Flood

23, Apr, 2018 @11:01 PM

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