Marie Beardmore is a former media journalist based in Paris, where she writes for TV and is working on her own projects, including the adult animation Umbilical Man and a graphic novel,Rose.
Raymond Briggs was born in London in 1934. One of the most innovative & popular author-illustrators in the world, he has won many awards for his work. His children's books, including the classics "The Snowman" & "Father Christmas" have sold millions of copies worldwide. He lives in England.