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Postman Pat creator John Cunliffe dies

John Cunliffe, the creator of beloved children's characters Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim, has died.
The author's agency, David Higham Associates, confirmed the news following a death notice and fitting obituary in his local paper, the Ilkley Gazette.
"Left his Ilkley home in a deluge of rain on Thursday, September 20, never to return," the obituary reads."Even the skies wept for John the gifted creator of Postman Pat, Rosie and Jim and author of many earlier published collections of poetry and picture story books for children."John's last poetry collection, significantly entitled Dare You Go, has now come to fruition for John has dared to go and he has gone."
My youngest son loved Postman Pat. As did I. I knitted him a jumper with Postman Pat on it. He never wanted to take it off. Thank you John Cunliffe. https://t.co/ruFwJX1NOl— Lin Anderson (@Lin_Anderson) September 27, 2018
Best known for TV classics Postman Pat and Rosie and Jim, Mr Cunliffe was the author of about 190 books for young children, including five volumes of poetry, as well as picture books and collections of stories.His famous creations were loved by generations of children, who grew up on the tales of Pat and his black and white cat, Jess, in the fictional village of Greendale.
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