Denise Robertson was a great admirer and suppporter of Leila’s work. She wrote some of the first Nippers books for early readers and that was part of her becoming a writer, and before her fame as an author, agony aunt and tv personality. She was also so generous as to come to the launch of Leila’s archive at Seven Stories and talk about her history with Leila and Nippers. We are really sorry to learn that she died recently. Here’s a link to the Guardian’s obituary.