Thursday, 1 December 2011

The Holly Bears a Berry

Here are some of my illustrations for The Holly Bears a Berry by Alison Uttley. These pictures were for a JACKANORY programme which was transmitted on BBC1 in 1979 on Christmas Eve. The story was told by Hannah Gordon.


  1. So beautiful. I don't know this story but as a child I read a lot of Alison Uttley. Only the other day I was looking at her childhood memoir,
    'The Country Child', published by Penguin Peacock and illustrated by C.N. Tunnicliffe. One suspects it would never be published today. Your illustrations are magical.

  2. Joanna Troughton1 December 2011 at 06:43

    I am glad you liked my illustrations Nan. I must read Alison Uttley's memoir.