Stig of the Dump author dies aged 94

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AUTHOR Clive King, pic­tured, known for chil­dren’s book Stig Of The Dump, has died aged 94.

Hailed as a clas­sic, the book has sold more than two mil­lion copies since pub­li­ca­tion in 1963.

The tale of a boy who finds a cave-boy liv­ing in a chalk pit has been adapted for tele­vi­sion three times. It drew on King’s ad­ven­tures grow­ing up in Kent.

Francesca Dow, of Pen­guin Ran­dom House Chil­dren’s, said: ‘The de­pic­tion of the vivid life and imag­i­na­tion of a child feel as fresh and rel­e­vant as they did when Puf­fin first pub­lished it.’

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