Just read the news that the brilliant photographer Jane Bown has died at the age of 89.

She’s rightly famous for producing a level of intimacy in black and white portraiture few have matched.

Her career was long, but she kept on going, as this picture of Her Madge proves. Both were 80 when it was taken. Take a look at the Observer gallery here, or better still, buy the book. You can get it in time for Christmas.