Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Hitler, the Tiger and Me

Last week BBC's latest episode of the Imagine.. series was about one of the nation's best love children's writers Judith Kerr, famous for her Mog books and 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. 
Not only did it showcase her incredible achievement over the years but revealed her troubled past. In 1933, at the age of nine Judith and her family left Berlin fearing the growing influence of the Nazis and her father's increasing vulnerability as an outspoken Jewish intellectual. Beneath the cheerful illustrations we are so familiar with lies a heart-breaking past.

The documentary is brilliant and it is so interesting to see into the world of such a prominent author who has a place in many of our childhoods.The documentary Hitler, the Tiger and Me is still available on iPlayer and definitely worth a watch!

Lily x

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