Bott, Caroline G. 1940-

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Bott, Caroline G. 1940-


Born October 8, 1940, in Johore, Malaysia; daughter of Frank Leslie (in Malayan Civil Service) and Barbara Gwyneth (Manby) Williams; married Alan John Bott (in shipping), September 10, 1965; children: Jonathan, Simon, Alison. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Bedford College, London, B.Sc. (with honors), 1962; Cambridge University, diploma in numerical analysis and automatic computing, 1965. Religion: Church of England.


Home—Rake Ct., Milford, Godalming, Surrey GU8 5AD, England. E-mail—[email protected]


Writer and educator. Teacher of mathematics and computer programming.


The Life and Works of Alfred Bestall, Bloomsbury Press (London, England), 2003.


Caroline G. Bott told CA: "Alfred Be-stall (my father's cousin and my godfather) is best known for being the author and illustrator of ‘Rupert Bear’ for the Daily Express for thirty years. When he died, he left me his cottage in Wales, with all his early artwork, notebooks, and diaries. I was privileged to be able to write his biography and to expose his early artwork for Punch, Tatler, and other periodicals of the day, as well as book illustrations and his popular work on ‘Rupert.’"