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Travel | By Louise Flind

Posy Simmonds tells Louise Flind about the art of drawing French bakers, teenagers’ trainers and the green lushness of Somerset

Is there anything you can’t leave home without? Notebook and pencil – I feel naked without those. Something you really miss? My pillow, because sometimes in hotels you get those ones that boil your head and in the morning you look like a beetroot. Favourite destination? I do spend quite a lot of time in France. West and north are my favourite points of the compass. Earliest childhood holiday memories? Because I’ve got quite a few siblings, my father used to rent a little boys’ school in Devon right by the sea. The school cook would come in, the cleaners would come in and there was a little gym in the basement for if it rained. The library was full of very old-fashioned books, G A Henty and Ripping Yarns sort of stuff. A week before we left, a fair would set up and we were given sixpences and you...

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