Ninety-two-year-old Hughes’s warm-hearted, uplifting novella, with drawings of city life, is penned with gilded details and precision within its extempore style. It is a fable about an angel’s visit
In this exquisitely illustrated story Hughes, 92, best known for Dogger and the Alfie stories, is not pushing godliness down little throats, but reminding us that kindness goes a long way. We need her gentle parables, generous nudges and spiritual reflection more than ever this season. One question: can someone direct her angel to the Palace of Westminster?