Raymond Briggs features in a full page article in today’s Observer newspaper.
Speaking about his Ethel and Ernest book:
“It’s not exactly profound but it’s not just dealing with nonsense like the others are,” he says. “It works because it’s a true story and I was a bit obsessed with my mum and dad anyway.” Because he was an only child? “Hmm, oh yes, probably. I was my mother’s darling boy, of course … I think my dad was a bit upset by that but not badly so.”
Raymond Briggs celebrates his 82nd birthday next month.
(photo: Roger Mainwood)