Author Raymond Briggs in Hyde Park, London, with a figure dressed as his best known character from 1978 book The Snowman. Briggs died aged 88 on August 10. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA via AP
Author Raymond Briggs in Hyde Park, London, with a figure dressed as his best known character from 1978 book The Snowman. Briggs died aged 88 on August 10. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA via AP
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Obituary | The Snowman and When The Wind Blows illustrator, Raymond Briggs, dies aged 88

  • In Raymond Briggs’ When The Wind Blows, a working-class couple struggle to survive a nuclear attack; in The Snowman a boy’s new-found wintry friend melts away
  • Briggs’ world was never sugar-coated, and much of the British illustrator’s work was autobiographical. But beneath his grumpiness was ‘a great heart’

Author Raymond Briggs in Hyde Park, London, with a figure dressed as his best known character from 1978 book The Snowman. Briggs died aged 88 on August 10. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA via AP
Author Raymond Briggs in Hyde Park, London, with a figure dressed as his best known character from 1978 book The Snowman. Briggs died aged 88 on August 10. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA via AP
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