Sybil Marshall (1913–2005) was a British writer, educator, and social historian. With her texts on educational theory she pioneered the integration of subjects while encouraging creativity in the classroom. She also served as an education adviser to Granada Television, overseeing the celebrated program Picture Box, which reached more than 300 million schoolchildren. At the age of eighty she began writing a fictionalized autobiography as a trilogy of novels: Nest of Magpies; Sharp Through the Hawthorn; and Strip the Willow. In 1981 she received the Angel Prize for Literature for her Everyman’s Book of English Folk Tales.