Marjorie Ann Watts
Marjorie Ann Watts trained as a painter and illustrator with Edward Ardizzone and Harold Jones, then worked as an art editor and typographer. She left publishing to work as an illustrator, before beginning to write and illustrate her own books for children. She has also written a novel and a guide to European painting for young people. Her father was a Punch cartoonist and graphic artist, her mother wrote her first book at eighty, and her grandmother founded PEN, as well as writing several volumes of poetry and twenty novels. She lives in London.