Margery Williams

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Margery Williams

Margery Williams (1881-1944) was an English-born author who is best known for her children's book The Velveteen Rabbit. She was born in London, England, and grew up in a family with a rich literary heritage. Her father was a publisher and her mother was a writer, and Williams was exposed to literature and storytelling from a young age.

After completing her education, Williams worked as a secretary and then as a journalist, writing for a number of publications. She also wrote short stories and poems, and her work was published in several literary magazines. In 1922, she published her first book, a collection of short stories called The Sixth Sense.

In 1922, Williams also published The Velveteen Rabbit, a children's book that would become her most well-known and enduring work. The book tells the story of a stuffed rabbit who longs to become real, and the story has become a beloved classic of children's literature. Williams continued to write children's books throughout her career, and she published a number of other popular titles, including The Runaway Bunny and The Little Wooden Doll.

Williams died in 1944 at the age of 63. She is remembered as a talented and imaginative writer whose work has delighted and inspired generations of children.

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