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22nd May 2023

Cambridge University Library has a small, beautifully curated retrospective of Raymond Briggs' work. It is curated in the proper sense of the word, so what comes across directly is the genius of Raymond Briggs (1934-2022) himself. Although he cultivated a curmudgeonly public persona, his humour and humanism shine out in his work. Initially he illustrated other people's stories such as the The Elephant and the Bad Baby (1969) by Elfrida Vipont in which he included a delightfully surreal hat that looks like a pie. 

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