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Alfred Bestall

Alfred Bestall was born in Burma in 1892. He served in the First World War and on returning became an illustrator for books and magazines.In 1935 he began writing and illustrating Rupert stories for the Daily Express, which he did for 30 years, creating in the process perhaps the best-loved incarnation of the famous bear. He died in Snowdonia in Wales in 1986, aged 93.