Edward Ardizzone

Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979) was one of the outstanding book illustrators of the twentieth-century. His range was wide, from his first book, Sheridan Le Fanu's In a Glass Darkly, to Classics such as Pilgrim's Progress, children's books, not least his own Little Tim titles which he also wrote, contemporary titles like Walter de la Mare's Peacock Pie and H. E. Bates's My Uncle Silas, and the three titles on which he collaborated with Maurice Gorham: The Local (reissued after the Second World War as Back to the Local - and now published by Faber Finds), Londoners and Showmen and Suckers