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Marcia Williams - Author

Marcia Williams' mother was a writer and her father was a playwright and theatre director. She spent the early part of her life in Canton, Hong Kong, Nigeria and the Middle East with her mother and diplomat stepfather. She loved books from an early age and remembers being read to almost every night; "I would often be scared, especially by fairy tales, but I never wanted the stories to end." She went to boarding school in Sussex, from where she sent weekly illustrated letters to her parents overseas.

Marcia didn't receive any formal art training. She calls herself "an obsessive illustrator. I've just always done it. I never consciously thought: that's what I want to do." She had a number of jobs, including nursery teacher, which is when she developed her taste for story-telling to young children; "I learnt what they found accessible and what they enjoyed." Giving up teaching to paint, she studied watercolour at Richmond College and held some successful local exhibitions before a friend suggested that she took her work to show Walker Books.

Marcia lives in London and has two grown-up children and three grandchildren, one extra-large dog and a cat.

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Tales from Shakespeare
Marcia Williams
Marcia Williams's charming retellings of Shakespeare's best-loved plays are made even more accessible and entertaining by her own distinctive and detailed illustrations. She features fourteen of the plays, a mix of comedy, tragedy and history, telling them with wit and...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2015
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Les Miserables
Marcia Williams
December 2014 Book of the Month In brilliantly created strip-cartoon versions, Marcia Williams has breathed new life into everything from Greek myths to Oliver Twist. Now she brings the huge canvas of Victor Hugo's epic nineteenth century story about good...
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Format: Hardback | Released 06/11/2014
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Tales from Shakespeare
Marcia Williams
Take your seats in the Globe Theatre as Marcia Williams presents fourteen of Shakespeare's most famous plays. From the heartbreaking tragedy of Romeo and Juliet to Puck's hilarious escapades in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Marcia brings Shakespeare's stories vividly to...
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Format: Hardback | Released 02/10/2014
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Archie's War
Marcia Williams
Archie's War provides an astonishing insight into what it was like to be a 10 year old child in one of the most important moments in history - the First World War that began in 1914. With its striking scrapbook...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2014
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Lizzy Bennet's Diary
Marcia Williams
Jane Austen's classic Pride and Prejudice remains one of the most romantic stories ever and this delightful diary is both an entertaining way into it and a fun way of recalling it if it is already familiar. Recognising that...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/11/2013
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Archie's War
Marcia Williams
Archie's War provides an astonishing insight into what it was like to be a 10 year old child in one of the most important moments in history - the First World War that began in 1914. With its striking scrapbook...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/10/2009
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