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Paul Nichols is a writer, editor, and illustrator. His published works include Hooray for Thomas, Thomas's Railway Word Book, and Beautifuller. In addition to illustrating childrens books, he illustrates for advertising, fine art, and greeting cards. He received his BA from the North Wales School of Art and Design. He lives with his family on the coast of Mid Wales.