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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 Romans: Gods, Emperors and Dormice

The Romans: Gods, Emperors and Dormice

Author: Marcia Williams Illustrator: Marcia Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2021

With her signature comic-strip style, Marcia WIlliams takes us behind the scenes at some of ancient Rome's most famous moments. Meet Dormeo: gladiator, dormouse, berry-nibbler, and guide to ancient Rome. He'll take you on a tour of Rome's most famous moments and most colourful characters - from the temperamental gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus to the wolf-raised Romulus and Remus, from the birth of the Roman Republic to the death of Julius Caesar. On the way are fascinating glimpses of life as a Roman citizen, from families to festivals, gladiators to guards, as well as a look at some of Rome's best-known emperors (good and not so good). Vibrant, engaging, and packed with Marcia Williams's trademark warmth and humour, this graphic storybook is a young reader's ideal introduction to the rise and fall of the Roman Empire.

My Secret War Diary, by Flossie Albright

My Secret War Diary, by Flossie Albright

Author: Marcia Williams Illustrator: Marcia Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2021

A fascinating diary account of the Second World War, as seen through the eyes of a young girl. Flossie is just nine years old when, in 1939, Britain declares war on Germany and her father leaves the family home to join the army. Flossie is left to bring up her baby brother and to face a whole host of new experiences on her own. Her diary becomes an outlet for relaying all the news from at home and abroad. From the first evacuees arriving to her sweetheart's being killed in Normandy in 1944, Flossie has to endure much hardship. But her own special blend of courage, humour and fighting spirit sees her through to the Armistice, when she can welcome her dad home at last.

Turtle Patrol

Turtle Patrol

Author: Marcia Williams Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2020

The Vikings: Raiders, Traders and Adventurers!

The Vikings: Raiders, Traders and Adventurers!

Author: Marcia Williams Illustrator: Marcia Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2020

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 Illustrator: 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!

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