Amazing book review!

Have you seen Iris’ great reviews of my Shakespeare retellings? I love her enthusiasm and am so happy she enjoyed my books! Click ‘Read more’ to see her video and check out her YouTube channel here:

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Ore Oduba reading Macbeth

How exciting that the wonderful Ore Oduba read my retelling of Shakespeare’s Macbeth! Click here to go and watch this story time:

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Romeo and Juliette story time

Check out my reading of the story of Romeo and Juliette from my book ‘Tales From Shakespeare’!

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‘Not Now, Bernard’ Action For Children auction!

I was honoured to be asked to create an illustration inspired by my inner monster for this Action For Children auction! Very excitingly, it is now available to bid on here (my illustration is Lot 22): This wonderful auction is running from the 17th of August to the 2nd of November. By celebrating the 40th […]

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A Royal Event!

A lovely Dickensian afternoon at the Wisbech Museum, organised by the wonderful National Literacy Trust.  The children of Elm Road Primary School received royal approval for their inspiring and creative work from the trusts patron,  HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.  Three cheers for everyone who took part, it was a magical event.

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Exciting News!

Three Cheers for Women is on the longest for the 2019 UKLA Book award in the 7-11 category!  The shortlist is announced at the beginning of April, and the winners in July, 2019.  So let’s keep reading with our fingers crossed!

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Trinity dressed up as Frida

This is Trinity dressed up as Frida Kahlo.  Doesn’t Trinity look exactly like Frida – only even more stunning!  I received this wonderful message from Trinity’s mum: “Trinity has been so inspired reading three cheers for women…she was particularly captivated by the story of Frida Kahlo because of her own limitations of having juvenile arthritis […]

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Molly’s wonderful response to Romulus and Remus

I was delighted to receive this letter from Louise Pridmore of St. Mark’s Primary School in Hadlow Down, East Sussex… Dear Marcia I am a teacher at St Mark’s Primary School in Hadlow Down, East Sussex and my class of year 3/4 children have been using your wonderful book – The Romans: God’s, Emperors and Dormice to […]

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Awards – The Stone Age: Hunters, Gatherers and Woolly Mammoths

The Stone Age: Hunters, Gatherers and Woolly Mammoths, won the 2017 English 4-11 Picture Book Award for best the Non-Fiction 7-11.

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Exciting Festival News

Marcia will be appearing at: Barnes Children’s Literary Festival – 12th May, 2018 Brighton Festival – 19th May, 2018 Bradford Festival – 2nd July, 2018 Storystock Festival – 15th July, 2018 Stratford Peace Festival – 1st September, 2018. (Meditation) Bath Festival – 29th September, 2018. Cheltenham Festival – 9th October, 2018

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The Barnes Bookshop You can buy personally dedicated and signed copies, including a few early and foreign language editions that may be hard to find:

The Barnes Bookshop
60 Church Road, London SW13 0DQ
Tel: 020 741 0786