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RiP Jill Barklem

Children’s author and illustrator Jill Barklem has died, aged 66. Barklem’s ‘Brambly Hedge’ stories sold more than seven million copies, and were adapted for television in 1996. Barklem’s publisher, Ann-Janine Murtagh from HarperCollins, told the Guardian: ‘Her exquisite Brambly Hedge stories have enchanted children and many adult admirers across the world...

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Category: Obituaries