Artist Charlie Mackesy has been a cartoonist for The Spectator and a book illustrator for Oxford University Press. He has collaborated with Richard Curtis for Comic Relief, and Nelson Mandela on a lithograph project, The Unity Series . His first exhibition for the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse was in London in November 2018. Charlie lives in South London with his dog.
Matthew Fitt was born in Dundee in 1968. He graduated from Edinburgh University in 1990 and, between 1995 and 1997, held the Brownsbank Fellowship, residing alongside ghosts and wallydugs at the former home of Hugh MacDiarmid. Author of the scandalous Kate o Shanter's Tale, his poetry and short stories have been published widely. But n Ben A-Go-Go,his first novel, was selected as one of the Best Scottish Novels of All Time. He now divides his time between Scotland and the Czech Republic.
'The warld I hae tae bide in is this ane, but the warld I grein tae stey in is the ane charlie mackesy has wrocht.' - Elizabeth Gilbert
'Love, freendship and kindness - this buik spikks a universal leid.' - Bear Grylls
'A wunnerfu wark o ert and a wunnerfu windae intae the human hert.' - Richard Curtis
'Simply, the warld needs charlie's wark richt noo.' - Miranda Hart