Mary graduated in English Literature from London University and went on to become an EFL teacher and teacher-trainer at International House, London. She is a writer of EFL coursebook materials at all levels. Among the books she has worked on are Two Plus Two, a three-volume primary coursebook for Spanish school children, and Prospects Super Advanced. She is currently involved in writing secondary school coursebooks as part of a large Macmillan initiative for China.
Mary Tomalin has specialised in EFL readers and has written a number of activity books in this area. She has also written original readers.Mary Tomalin is co-author of Prospects, a six-level seondary course for teenagers, and Move Ahead, a five-level course for teenagers and young adults.