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Chapter I

Hello! This is me. Marie Phillips. I love that photograph because it’s had the bejaysus photoshopped out of it but basically I want you to think of me looking like that at all times, staring off into the distance thinking intelligent things while wearing killer lipstick.

I am a writer, based in London, half English and half French, and I recently spent several years living in Amsterdam where I trained as a storyteller. I have a shiny EU passport that lets me work all over the place.

I write mainly fiction, radio comedy, and the occasional humour book. You can find out more about that in the section called ‘what’. My most famous book is called Gods Behaving Badly, it came out in more than twenty countries back in 2007 and it was made into a film, which starred Chrostopher Walken and Sharon Stone and a surprising number of other famous people. I have many great and unrepeatable anecdotes about that. The other well-known thing I have done was a BBC Radio 4 series called Warhorses of Letters, which I co-wrote with my friend Robert Hudson. It starred Stephen Fry and Daniel Rigby. They were amazing and delightful, as you would hope and expect. Then there are a bunch of less well-known things that I have done and really wish you would buy. You can do that in ‘what’ as well.

I started storytelling in 2018. I wanted the connection that you get from being in a room with actual people sharing stories. I do a lot of live events and also create theatrical shows using multiple storytellers and musicians. You can find out all about that in the section called ‘when’, as well as details of any live events that I am doing to promote my other writing.

Finally I also coach people in writing and storytelling. You can arrange that directly with me by emailing Due to time constraints I am only taking on a limited number of clients. Please check out ‘why’ for more information, or contact me for a preliminary chat.

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