Peggy Fortnum was born in 1919 in Harrow, England, the youngest of six children. She graduated from the Central School of Art in London after the war interrupted her studies at Tunbridge Wells Art School, then worked as an art teacher, painter and textile designer before becoming a full-time book illustrator.

Books by Peggy Fortnum

Paddington Here and Now
Paddington’s Finest Hour
Paddington’s Finest Hour