Anna’s powerful first novel, Wake, sold to Transworld in a seven-way auction. Set over the course of five days in 1920, it weaves the stories of three women around the journey of the Unknown Soldier, from its excavation in Northern France to Armistice Day at Westminster Abbey. US rights were pre-empted by Random House, and Wake has now been sold in 17 foreign territories. Anna’s second novel, The Ballroom, was published in January 2016 and was selected for Richard and Judy’s Autumn promotion. In 2021, it was chosen by French booksellers are one of their top ten translated reads for the 90th anniversary of Gallimard imprint Du Monde Entier.
Her third and first contemporary novel, Expectation, was published in July 2019 to rave reviews, scooping 7 “Best Read of 2019” awards, and being optioned for a feature length drama by prestigious French film company Haut et Court.
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