A gorgeous gift book featuring an exclusive and intimate insight into Alfie's world. Shirley wrote and illustrated her first Alfie book in 1981. Three decades on and the first Alfie books have become classics, while new Alfie adventures continue to be incredibly popular. Discover all there is to know about Alfie's family, the street where he lives, his friends, his toys and much more. Illustrated with beautiful never-before published sketches, paintings and photographs, this is a book no Alfie fan should be without.
Shirley Hughes was born and grew up in West Kirby, near Liverpool. She studied at Liverpool Art School and at the Ruskin School of Art in Oxford, before embarking on a career as a freelance illustrator. At first she worked as an interpretive illustrator, but she began to write and design her own picture books when her children were very young. Her first book, Lucy and Tom's Day, was published in 1960. Now living in London's Notting Hill, Shirley Hughes has illustrated over two hundred children's books and is renowned as a champion of children's literature.