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Sophy Williams



As a child Sophy travelled widely with her family and lived in Singapore, the Middle East and Hong Kong. She came back to the UK to take her O' Levels and A' Levels and went on to Kingston Polytechnic and studied for a BA in Graphic Design and Illustration.

Sophy has illustrated a number of books, including When Grandma Came (Penguin) which was a runner up in the Mother Goose Award 1992. For Orchard Books Sophy has illustrated The Orchard Book of Starry Tales, retold by Geraldine McCaughrean, The Night You Were Born, by Wendy McCormick, a touching picture book with rich and warm illustrations and The Orchard Book of Ghostly Stories. Sophy's latest Orchard Book's title is Princess Pearl, an exquisitely told and stunningly illustrated contemporary fairy tale about staying true to your heart despite desperate odds.

Sophy lives in Bradford-on-Avon with her partner Mark and their two children, Oscar and Leo.

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Orchard Books

Princess Pearl

Giles Andreae, Sophy Williams
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Sophy Williams

Princess Pearl lives with her mother and father, The King and Queen of the Ocean, in a magnificent palace beneath the sea. Everyone who comes to the palace is overwhelmed by its splendour. Everyone, except for Pearl, because she is unable to see. Pearl's mother and father want to marry her off to either Prince Maravick or Prince Araman, but Pearl is not interested in their bragging. Her heart is set on Charis, the servant boy who has kept her company since she was little. But Pearl's parents aren't impressed - not at all ...A beautifully written and exquisitely illustrated story about staying true to your heart, by this first-time pairing of an award-winning author and illustrator.