Giselle potter is a wonderful illustrator whose books we are loving reading at the moment. Cecil the Glacier is on high rotation at our house.
Years ago I used to know her and two strong memories spring to mind. One is of a wonderful puppet show she and her husband created. The other is walking into her disco party dressed to the nines only to realise no one else had dressed up and the "rubber cement" which I had used to stick stars all over my body turned out to be not the natural adhesive I imagines as each star burst into an agonising blister. It was pretty hilarious.