Author and Illustrator
Fiona French was born in Bath. She was taught by illustrator Charles Keeping at Croydon College of Art and worked as an assistant to artist Bridget Riley from 1968 to 1973. Her first picture book, Jack of Hearts, was published in 1968. Since then she has written and illustrated a number of brilliantly coloured and imaginatively conceived picture-books including Anancy and Mr Dry-Bone and Little Inchkin, many of which remain in print after many decades. She now lives in Norfolk, where she works as an artist.