Bonus post: Shirley Hughes illustrations of people drinking nice cups of tea

Following the disappointment of reading The Witch’s Daughter, despite its illustrations by the wonderful Shirley Hughes. And inspired by the link to some classic Hughes posted by the (aptly named) lovely Lynn Love, I thought we all deserved a treat.

I don’t know if it is just me. Maybe it’s because Alfie’s mum looks like my mum, and I was brought up in this era, but Shirley Hughes illustrations are up there with a good Dorothy L. Sayers whodunit, or an episode of Murder, She Wrote for the comfort factor. And nobody can capture the simple loveliness of a cup of tea like she can.

Bookmark this for when you’re having a bad day, or just need to feel that little bit warmer and fuzzier. Look at these pictures and remember the world is not such a bad place.

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