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

Commerce in India A Look at Business & Cultural Standards

Commerce in India A Look at Business & Cultural Standards

Author: Marcia Williams Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/12/2016

The Stone Age Hunters, Gatherers and Woolly Mammoths

The Stone Age Hunters, Gatherers and Woolly Mammoths

Author: Marcia Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2016

Marcia Williams brings the Stone Age to life in her much-loved comic strip style. Join Marcia Williams on a journey to the Stone Age. Meet the people of Clan Woolly as they hunt mammoths and reindeer, learn how to make fire, invent stone tools and turn wild wolves into tame dogs! Full of facts, jokes and colourful comic strips, this is the perfect introduction to the Stone Age - a time before history was even invented!

The Tudors Kings, Queens, Scribes and Ferrets!

The Tudors Kings, Queens, Scribes and Ferrets!

Author: Marcia Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2015

Marcia Williams brings the Tudor kings and queens to life in her trademark comic strip style. Join much-loved author/illustrator Marcia Williams on a comic strip journey through Tudor history! A witty, accessible introduction to the Tudors, with full-colour illustrations throughout, from the author of Mr William Shakespeare's Plays and The Romans: Gods, Emperors and Dormice. Arthur Inkblott, Queen Elizabeth I's favourite scribe, retells the most famous moments in Tudor history, from the Wars of the Roses and the Spanish Armada to Christopher Columbus's discovery of America and Henry VIII's many marriages! Packed with jokes and colourful comic-strip illustrations, this is Marcia Williams at her very best.

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.

The Romans: Gods, Emperors and Dormice

The Romans: Gods, Emperors and Dormice

Author: Marcia Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2013

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.

The Elephant's Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India

The Elephant's Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India

Author: Marcia Williams Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2012

A treasure trove of Indian animal stories for children to enjoy again and again. These eight individual stories form a magical collection of India's best-loved animal folk tales. Taken from the three books of Indian folk tales - Hitopadesha Tales, Jataka Tales and Panchantra Tales - the stories are beautifully illustrated and packed with humour and warmth.

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