ANNEBERRY

Author

Anne's first love is writing, and it is now her full-time occupation. She remembers loving nothing so well as being given an imaginative composition for English homework at Peak School in Hong Kong. Coming a close second is theatre, with an unbridled passion for Shakespeare. She is an art lover, with Vermeer and Caravaggio being particular favourites. Anne is also a keen swimmer and walker. She has had undiminished support from her family in her writing career.

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AnneBerry
ANNEBERRY

Author

Anne's first love is writing, and it is now her full-time occupation. She remembers loving nothing so well as being given an imaginative composition for English homework at Peak School in Hong Kong. Coming a close second is theatre, with an unbridled passion for Shakespeare. She is an art lover, with Vermeer and Caravaggio being particular favourites. Anne is also a keen swimmer and walker. She has had undiminished support from her family in her writing career.

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"Anne Berry is a wonderful writer with a poetic imagination and use of language; startling metaphors and images flow effortlessly from line to line" 

 

- Daily Mail

"Anne Berry is a wonderful writer with a poetic imagination and use of language; startling metaphors and images flow effortlessly from line to line"

- Daily Mail

The-Hungry-Ghosts

Raped then murdered in Japanese-occupied Hong Kong in 1942, Lin Shui’s ‘Hungry Ghost’ clings tenaciously to life. Holing up in a hospital morgue, which is destined to become a school, just in time she finds a host off whom to feed. It is twelve-year-old Alice Safford, the deeply-troubled daughter of a leading figure in government. The parasitic ghost follows her to her home on the Peak. There, the lethal mix of the two, embroiled in the family’s web of dark secrets and desperate lies, unleashes chaos. All this unfolds against a background of colonial unrest, riots, extremes of weather and the countdown to the return of the colony to China. As successive tragedies engulf Alice, her ghostly entourage swells alarmingly. She flees to England, then France, in a bid to escape the past, only to find her portable ‘Hungry Ghosts’ have accompanied her. It seems the peace she longs for is to prove far more elusive that she could ever have imagined.

The-Hungry-Ghosts

Raped then murdered in Japanese-occupied Hong Kong in 1942, Lin Shui’s ‘Hungry Ghost’ clings tenaciously to life. Holing up in a hospital morgue, which is destined to become a school, just in time she finds a host off whom to feed. It is twelve-year-old Alice Safford, the deeply-troubled daughter of a leading figure in government. The parasitic ghost follows her to her home on the Peak. There, the lethal mix of the two, embroiled in the family’s web of dark secrets and desperate lies, unleashes chaos. All this unfolds against a background of colonial unrest, riots, extremes of weather and the countdown to the return of the colony to China. As successive tragedies engulf Alice, her ghostly entourage swells alarmingly. She flees to England, then France, in a bid to escape the past, only to find her portable ‘Hungry Ghosts’ have accompanied her. It seems the peace she longs for is to prove far more elusive that she could ever have imagined.

Four lives. Four defining moments which will bring them together.


The "water children" meet in London in the searing hot summer of 1976 and Naomi uses her siren's charm to lure Owen,Catherine and Sean into her tangled web of sexual charm and dangerous passion. A holiday in the Tuscan mountains with a flooded reservoir and its legend of the beautiful Teodora who drowned there brings this emotional drama to a powerful climax. Will the power of family, love and redemption finally help the water children conquer their fears and triumph over their childhood traumas?

The-Water-Children
The-Water-Children

Four lives. Four defining moments which will bring them together.


The "water children" meet in London in the searing hot summer of 1976 and Naomi uses her siren's charm to lure Owen,Catherine and Sean into her tangled web of sexual charm and dangerous passion. A holiday in the Tuscan mountains with a flooded reservoir and its legend of the beautiful Teodora who drowned there brings this emotional drama to a powerful climax. Will the power of family, love and redemption finally help the water children conquer their fears and triumph over their childhood traumas?

The-Adoption

Anne Berry's third novel after The Water Children and The Hungry GhostsThe Adoption is written from the dramatically different perspectives of three women.

 

The first is Bethan, a teenager during the Second World War who falls in love with a German POW working on her parents’ farm. She soon falls pregnant, but her lover is threatened by her parents until he leaves, and Bethan is forced into giving her baby daughter up for adoption. This little girl - Lucilla -  is then adopted by Harriet, a rather prim and proper lady who, after failing to conceive with her husband, decides on adoption. In a similar fashion to perusing kittens in a pet shop, Harriet chooses Lucilla, who takes after her biological mother with her love of animals and the outdoors and her being no stranger to mischief and trouble - which turns out to be exactly everything Harriet never wanted.
The-Adoption

Anne Berry's third novel after The Water Children and The Hungry GhostsThe Adoption is written from the dramatically different perspectives of three women.

 

The first is Bethan, a teenager during the Second World War who falls in love with a German POW working on her parents’ farm. She soon falls pregnant, but her lover is threatened by her parents until he leaves, and Bethan is forced into giving her baby daughter up for adoption. This little girl - Lucilla -  is then adopted by Harriet, a rather prim and proper lady who, after failing to conceive with her husband, decides on adoption. In a similar fashion to perusing kittens in a pet shop, Harriet chooses Lucilla, who takes after her biological mother with her love of animals and the outdoors and her being no stranger to mischief and trouble - which turns out to be exactly everything Harriet never wanted.

© Anne Berry 2016