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Jean and Gareth Adamson

The creators of Topsy and Tim, Jean and Gareth Adamson met at Goldsmiths College while studying. Gareth produced the storylines for these classic books and Jean drew the artwork. The books were published by Ladybird.

The Topsy and Tim books have sold over 21 million copies worldwide and even inspired a couple of hit TV series - one animated and a more recent one in live action. Gareth Adamson was born in 1957 and deied in 1982 while Jean was born on 29 February, 1928. She received an MBE in 1999 and was made an Honorary Fellow of Goldsmiths College in 2016.


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