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Marcia Williams - Author

About the 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.

Featured books by Marcia Williams

Tales from Shakespeare

Tales from Shakespeare

7+ readers 9+ readers

Author: Marcia Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2014

Marcia Williams retells fourteen of Shakespeare's best-loved plays in her trademark witty, accessible style.

Other books by Marcia Williams

The Vikings: Raiders, Traders and Adventurers!

The Vikings: Raiders, Traders and Adventurers!

Author: Marcia Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2020

Travel back in time and discover the amazing world of the Vikings with award-winning author-illustrator Marcia Williams. Meet legendary warriors, daring explorers and clever kings in this colourful introduction to the Vikings. With Marcia Williams (and Loki!) as your guide, discover incredible stories of Viking raids, voyages of discovery and conquered kingdoms. Told in comic-strip style and packed with jokes and facts, this is the perfect guide to the Viking world.

The Romans: Gods, Emperors and Dormice

The Romans: Gods, Emperors and Dormice

Author: Marcia Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2020

Hear all about Ancient Rome from Dormeo the dormouse - history like it's never been told before! Join Marcia Williams on a journey to Ancient Rome to meet the gods, find out who Romulus and Remus were and discover what happened to Julius Caesar. Experience life as an ancient Roman in this fascinating and humorous retelling of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Packed with jokes, comic illustrations and fascinating facts, this hugely entertaining fictional biography will make you look at the Romans in a whole new light!

The Stone Age: Hunters, Gatherers and Woolly Mammoths

The Stone Age: Hunters, Gatherers and Woolly Mammoths

Author: Marcia Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

Hear all about the Stone Age from the great storyteller Sparrow - history like it's never been told before! Join Marcia Williams on a journey to the Stone Age. Meet the people of Clan Woolly as they learn how to make fire, invent stone tools and turn wild wolves into tame dogs! Packed with jokes, comic illustrations and fascinating facts, this hugely entertaining fictional biography will make you look at the Stone Age in a whole new light!

Children Who Changed the World: Incredible True Stories About Children's Rights!

Children Who Changed the World: Incredible True Stories About Children's Rights!

Author: Marcia Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2020

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Rights of the Child and the amazing children who have stood up for them all over the world. From the heroes familiar to everyone, such as Malala Yousafzai, to the amazing activists you might not have heard of, like Baruani Ndume, the teenager who gave a voice to fellow refugee children in Tanzania, discover the incredible true stories of child activists. An inspirational and moving book from beloved author-illustrator Marcia Williams, providing the perfect introduction to an important subject and marking 30 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was signed by the United Nations General Assembly.

Cloud Boy

Cloud Boy

Author: Marcia Williams Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 09/05/2019

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