Shirley Hughes

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Me, Mum and Dogger: the return of a children’s classic
At 92, Shirley Hughes has written a Christmas sequel to her enduring tale of a lost toy. Her son, who is the real Dogger’s owner, tells all…

Ed Vulliamy

22, Dec, 2019 @8:04 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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Children’s and teens roundup: the best new picture books and novels
Dogs and jungle animals for young ones, politics and mysteries for older readers

Imogen Russell Williams

26, May, 2018 @8:01 AM

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Shirley Hughes: ‘I realised that a book could be a little theatre’
The children’s author on her early influences, the distraction of phones, and her father’s Liverpool department store

Tim Adams

21, Aug, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Shirley Hughes's Dogger: one of the greatest picture books ever
It’s Love Your Pet day tomorrow and who in the world loves their pet more than a small child with a special stuffed toy animal? For author Claire Barker, nobody sums this up better than Shirley Hughes and her creation Dogger

Claire Barker

19, Feb, 2016 @8:30 AM

Dixie O'Day and the Haunted House by Shirley Hughes & Clara Vulliamy - review
Twinkletoes12345: ‘I liked the fabulous illustrations because they reflected the mood of the story and what the characters felt’


03, Dec, 2015 @3:00 PM

Whistling in the Dark by Shirley Hughes – review
Mars Bar27: ‘Hughes made this book from the heart, with unexpected twists to the story’

Mars Bar27

15, Jul, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Shirley Hughes: I hope books survive, they are wonderful pieces of technology
Shirley Hughes, winner of the inaugural Book Trust lifetime achievement award, answers our questions about Dogger, Alfie and how come she waited until she was over 80 years old to write her first novel. We also got to meet the real Dogger

Emily Drabble Lottie Longshanks, Marsbar27, The Dixon Kings Readers and LivLoves2Read

06, Jul, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Secret hideouts: the best dens in children’s books
From Jennings’ straw hut, to Just William’s shed, to Stig’s den in the dump, the Book Doctor gets nostalgic for the golden days when children could go off on their own and build a den without fear or reprimand

Julia Eccleshare

11, May, 2015 @8:08 AM

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What are the best children's books on the second world war?
To mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day, children’s authors including Shirley Hughes, Michael Morpurgo, SF Said, Piers Torday and Katherine Rundell, together with children’s books site members, share their favourite books set in or about the second world war

Emily Drabble

08, May, 2015 @7:22 AM

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Never mind Branagh – my mother wrote a Cinderella story you can believe in
The new film version of Cinderella has been criticised for its dainty fairytale princess. Ella’s Big Chance by Shirley Hughes sees Cinders as a real girl

Ed Vulliamy

29, Mar, 2015 @9:59 AM

Shirley Hughes: 'learning to look at pictures is a skill' – video

The beloved author of Alfie and Dogger talks about her new book Daisy Saves The Day, set during the coronation of King George V

Shirley Hughes

09, Sep, 2014 @8:04 AM

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