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Originally from Manchester, north-west England, Beverlie Manson went to Manchester College of Art at the age of 16.

After graduation she moved to London to become a children’s book illustrator, working for most of the major publishers in the UK and the US, including Doubleday, Hamlyn and Boxer Books. She specialises in magical fairy scenes, which capture the imagination of adults and children.


In 1986, she collaborated with comic actor, Kenneth Williams on his only children’s book, 'I Only Have to Close My Eyes'.


Manson has also produced everyday and Christmas stationery for Marks & Spencer, Boots , Clinton Menzies, Birthdays , WH Smith and Tesco as well as wallpaper and fabric collections, winning the Estar award in the US for the best nursery collection. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers. Manson lives and works in London.


From an extensive portfolio, a selection of Manson's work can be viewed in the galleries on this web site

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