|About the Book|
Alfred Edmeades Fred Bestall, MBE (died in Porthmadog, Wales), was the author and illustrator of Rupert Bear for the London Daily Express, from 1935 to 1965.Bestall produced his last Rupert story on 22 July 1965. He retired from the Daily Express in July 1965, but continued creating Annual publication covers until 1973.Bestall also drew illustrations for the Whitcombes Story Book, a form of childrens reader published in Australasia by Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd. These books were undated- but Bestalls work appears in the 500 numbers, possibly published in the 1950s.Bestall died on 15 January 1986, aged 93, at Wern Manor Nursing Home in Porthmadog, Wales. He is buried in plot 100 of Brookwood Cemetery.