81-year-old paints her way to fourth book since lockdown
- Credit: Margaret Andrews
An 81-year-old Muswell Hill resident has written and illustrated her fourth children’s book since the pandemic started.
Pink Patsy and the Moon is part of a series by Margaret Andrews that began when the coronavirus lockdown closed her art group – but the Muswell Hill resident was determined to keep painting.
After working on a hare looking at the moon, she began to paint more and more characters, who eventually found their place in a fictional world she would later write.
Margaret said: “I love to paint every day and I have already painted four Pink Patsy books with similar stories.
“I’ve received the most wonderful comments and reviews of the books and my paintings, which has made me very happy.”
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The pensioner was able to get her books to print with the help of her daughter Wendy Gallagher, the owner of the Gallalock, a key-cutter in Muswell Hill.
“This is the best thing I have done with my mum” Wendy said.
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The books are edited to include different colour fonts associated with different characters, to aid dyslexic readers.
To buy Pink Patsy and the Moon visit www.magmaybooks.co.uk