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Victoria Williamson

  • 5 stars across 8 books
Victoria Williamson is a primary school teacher with a Master's degree in special needs education. She has worked as a science teacher and teacher trainer in Cameroon and Malawi, an English as a foreign language teacher in China, and as a special needs teacher in the UK. Victoria's experiences teaching young children in a school where many families were seeking asylum, inspired her debut novel, The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle, an uplifting tale of friendship between Glasgow girl Caylin and Syrian refugee Reema.
19th April 2018

The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle

Reema runs to remember the life she left behind in Syria. Caylin runs to find what she's lost.Under the grey Glasgow ski... MoreThe Fox Girl and the White Gazelle

(11 reviews) Review
12th September 2019

The Boy with the Butterfly Mind

Jamie Lee just wants to be normal but his ADHD isn't making it easy. If only he could control his butterfly mind then he... MoreThe Boy with the Butterfly Mind

(10 reviews) Review
23rd September 2022

War of the Wind

An award-winning climate fiction novel that explores unlikely friendships as a group of children with disabilities find ... MoreWar of the Wind

(3 reviews) Review
28th October 2021

Hag Storm

In 1771, Robert Burns, future national poet and folk hero of Scotland, has big problems. 12-year-old Rab spends all of ... MoreHag Storm

(2 reviews) Review
29th August 2023

Norah's Ark

Norah's Ark is an uplifting tale of empathy, friendship, and finding a sense of belonging in the face of adversity. Nor... MoreNorah's Ark

(2 reviews) Review
21st September 2023

The Whistlers in the Dark

'An exciting new background read on an aspect of Romans in Britain that I have not seen covered in children’s literature... MoreThe Whistlers in the Dark

(1 review) Review
5th October 2023

Feast of Ashes

Award-winning author Victoria Williamson marks her debut into YA fiction with this explosive dystopian survival story. ... MoreFeast of Ashes

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