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The Tiger Who Came To Tea author Judith Kerr has died at the age of 95, her publisher HarperCollins says.

Charlie Redmayne, head of her publisher HarperCollins, said she was "a wonderful and inspiring person who was much loved by everyone".

Kerr, who published more than 30 books over a 50-year career, dreamed up the tiger to amuse her two children.

Being a cat person, I loved her stories about cats - and the illustrations were lovely. Mog dying was a bit of a shock to the system, but it was well told and has somewhat fed into my wife and I’s inner mythology about cats who are no longer with us.

She also gets extra points for this:
For a time, she was an art teacher and it was in the school canteen she met her future husband, Nigel Kneale, who was shortly to write the groundbreaking television science fiction serial, The Quatermass Experiment and its sequels. Like him, she became a BBC scriptwriter.

The couple married in 1954, the year after the first series was broadcast. Kerr had helped to make (and operate) the special effects.

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