28 October 2010

James Mayhew

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“My first interview—for Pan books—was typical. I was told my work was ‘too small, too dark and rather suicidal.’” —James Mayhew, How it all began. The pictures are dummies, from his blog.

My childhood favourites:
Katie’s Picture Show
Linnea in Monet’s Garden
The Daring Game—I still have an unreasonable love for this cover
A Handful of Time
The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales
Matilda

Forever... (‘Judy Blume considers this book to have had one odd and lasting side-effect of its popularity; the decline in the popularity of the name Ralph’)

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