Monday, 17 June 2013
Book of the Week - Judith Kerr's Creatures
We see her early attempts at drawing and writing; her sketches and work from art school, and her textile designs from her first job. We hear of her life-changing meeting with her future husband, the scriptwriter Nigel Kneale, and her time at the BBC, first as a reader and then as a scriptwriter herself. Judith's career as a children's book writer and illustrator began after she had children, and over forty years on she is still producing classic picture books.
She is a rare and wonderful talent and this is a fascinating insight into the person behind the books that have been enjoyed by generations.