Eva Laurell (b 1921) illustrated the first books about Bill Bergson. Drawing in ink, she echoed Astrid Lindgren’s ability to depict life in those times. The children’s shorts, pleated skirts and summer dresses all reflect the fashions of the day. The car models, the houses and even the telegraph poles are very typical of that era.
The books by Astrid Lindgren that Eva Laurell has illustrated are Bill Bergson, Master Detective (1946) and Master Detective Bergson lives dangerously (1951).