More About the Author
Marie Clayton was born in Staffordshire, but grew up in the New Forest. She moved to London to work as an interior designer but soon became more interested in writing, first as a journalist and then as an editor and author. Marie has written on a wide variety of subjects, but her two main areas of interest are sewing and popular culture. Her most recent sewing title is the Simplicity How To Use Your Sewing Machine, which will be published in April 2010, and her latest popular culture book is Madonna: An Illustrated Biography, which is due to be published in 2010. After her own 'year in Provence', Marie moved back to the UK and now lives in west London with her two children.