Judges of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s annual illustration awards have whittled down nearly 1000 entries to four overall winners - chosen from a diverse, fascinating shortlist of 14.

The judges included a favourite of many childhood bedtimes, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, and head of design at the V&A Annabel Judd

The winner of the overall Moira Gemmill Illustrator of the Year Prize - named after the late Moira Gemmill, who was head of design at the V&A for 13 years until she died in a cycling accident last year - was David McConochie. He also picked up the Book Cover prize for his cover of The Folio Society's Folio Book of Ghost Stories.

It's a wonderfully uncanny cover - unsettling and lacking in any of the usual trappings of ghost story collections. It's not initially eyecatching - which it doesn't need to be as The Folio Society's polished hardbacks don't need to compete for your attention in bookshops or on Amazon in the way most do. Instead it's something to be lingered over.

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