I’ve just read the sad news that Dick King-Smith has died at the age of 88. For me he was one of those authors whose books were just always around to read. In school, in the library, at home. And you never seemed to run out of his books to read (apparently he wrote over 100 since 1978 – coincidentally, the year I was born so just in time for me to consume a lot of them).
Like a lot of people I think The Sheep-Pig was probably my favourite of his books though I absolutely loved watching The Queen’s Nose on children’s telly after school.