The wonderful children's writer, Judith Kerr, author of such classics as "The Tiger Who Came To Tea", has passed away, aged 95. A warm wonderful, generous and extraordinarily talented individual, Kerr was born in Berlin in 1923 to a well known cultured, urbane, and educated, Jewish family of writers and artists. The rise of Hitler meant that the family had to flee Germany, and Kerr was a refugee in, successively, Switzerland, France and finally the UK, where she arrived not long before the second world war. She herself trained as an artist (and illustrated her own work) and, as a young mother (in a happy marriage, receiving strong support from her husband) started writing to entertain her children. The rest is history.