Clara Vulliamy was born in London, the daughter of author and illustrator Shirley Hughes and her husband, John Vulliamy. She studied at Chelsea School of Art, The Ruskin and the Royal Academy. Clara started concentrating on writing and illustrating children's books when she had children of her own and has now written and illustrated many stories for children and babies. She lives in Twickenham with her husband and theirchildren Jack and Martha and three guinea pigs.
For previous Dotty titles: `It's funny, it's mysterious and you will be puzzled for a long time.' - Aarav Mehta, age 7 `This book was amazing and I really enjoyed it.' - Cassandra Butler, age 6 `I liked how Dot solved the mystery.' - Ruby Laverty, age 6