Raymond Briggs, creator of The Snowman, dies aged 88

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The writer and illustrator Raymond Briggs has died aged 88. In his extraordinary, decades-long career he created staples of British culture such as The Snowman, for which he is best known globally, inseparably associating him with Christmas, when an animated adaptation of his book would often air. Briggs was awarded a CBE for services to literature. Francesca Dow, the managing director of Penguin Random House children’s books, said: ‘He leaves an extraordinary legacy, and a big hole’

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