Raymond Briggs

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Ryanair boss is the teller of Brexit truths | Brief letters
Brief letters: Michael O’Leary | Joined-up thinking | Mythic rail journeys | A rejection from Raymond Briggs | What to call an egg pricker

14, Aug, 2022 @5:13 PM

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‘I avoid them whenever possible’: the children’s authors who don’t like kids
Raymond Briggs is the latest in a long line of writers revealed to have had little interest in children

Louisa Young

13, Aug, 2022 @2:27 PM

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A macabre start to wedded bliss in Venice | Brief letters
Brief letters: Bridge of Sighs | A moment with Raymond Briggs | Ethel & Ernest | ‘Egg prick’ | Travelling companions

11, Aug, 2022 @5:02 PM

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Raymond Briggs was famous for his grumpiness – but behind the facade he was shy, thoughtful and kind
The writer and illustrator – who has died aged 88 – was a stalwart of children’s literature, but readers of all ages delighted in his characters. The cartoonist Posy Simmonds remembers the man behind the drawings

Posy Simmonds

11, Aug, 2022 @2:09 PM

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Raymond Briggs remembered: ‘He made what he did look easy. Which is, of course, what geniuses do’
The beloved writer and illustrator of the Snowman and Father Christmas has died. Here, leading contemporaries pay tribute

Michael Rosen, Dara McAnulty, Joseph Coelho and Guardian readers

10, Aug, 2022 @4:36 PM

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Raymond Briggs obituary
Author-illustrator known for The Snowman and Father Christmas whose books often explored the quiet heroism of ordinary lives

Martin Salisbury

10, Aug, 2022 @11:12 AM

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‘We’ll still be watching in 50 years’: how Raymond Briggs’s The Snowman changed Christmas
When the film version of Briggs’s melancholy masterpiece was first screened in 1982, Britons clutched it to their hearts – where it has stayed ever since

Stuart Heritage

10, Aug, 2022 @11:09 AM

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Share your tributes and memories of Snowman author Raymond Briggs
The writer and illustrator Raymond Briggs has died aged 88. Share your tributes here

Guardian community team

10, Aug, 2022 @8:50 AM

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Snowman author Raymond Briggs dies aged 88
Beloved creator of Fungus the Bogeyman and Father Christmas brought a distinctive strain of melancholy to the genre

Richard Lea

10, Aug, 2022 @7:20 AM

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‘By 10, I knew all about the impact of a nuclear blast’: growing up in the shadow of the bomb
From CND marches, to books, films and music, fear of the bomb was everywhere in the 1980s. Now, for many, the war in Ukraine has brought back that sense of dread

Zoe Williams

16, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Vile desecration’: new version of The Snowman axed after composer’s criticism
BBC removes Stephen Fry-narrated arrangement of Howard Blake score from Radio 3 Christmas schedule

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

16, Nov, 2021 @5:19 PM

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The Guardian view on the picture book: not just for children
Editorial: When a Nobel-prizewinning novelist turns to illustrated fiction, it’s time to question assumptions


19, Mar, 2021 @6:33 PM

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