New chapter for kids' author

Glasgow-based children's author Julia Donaldson is relocating to England.

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Ms Donaldson, creator of The Gruffalo, is returning south to spend more time with her family.

She has lived in Bearsden since 1989.

The former Children's Laureate and her husband Malcolm, a senior researcher in child health at Glasgow University, have already bought a new home in preparation for the move.

They plan to sell the villa where they have lived since moving to Scotland from Bristol, and where Donaldson wrote all her best-known books.

The couple has two sons and four grandchildren - with one family in the Cotswolds and the other in Broughty Ferry, by Dundee - and plan to divide their time between the two.


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