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Anna had a brush with 'fame' as a magician’s assistant back in 1977. She later decided that being sawn in half by her father, at barely 6 months old, was too submissive a role, vowing to channel the trauma in to something much more pro-actively creative. Having failed at acting, singing and professional murder mystery parties (she was ALWAYs the one to die!), she fell to something much more solitary: writing. How To Mend a Broken Heart was her first novel and her life was not on the line in order to write it, or The Lost Wife. Anna lives on a dairy farm in Cornwall with her two children, her husband, and her ex-racing greyhound, Olive Dog.

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Anna Mansell Goodness Sally, apologies! I've only just seen this question here! Okay, so favourite book is split between The Diary of Anne Frank and Barbara…moreGoodness Sally, apologies! I've only just seen this question here! Okay, so favourite book is split between The Diary of Anne Frank and Barbara Comyns' Our Spoons Came From Woolworths. And my favourite author? Well I love Barbara Comyns, I love people like Rowan Coleman and JoJo Moyes. Mhairi McFarlane gets me EVERY time, and Jessie Burton writes beautifully... as does Kerry Hudson... oh my, the list could be endless. I tell you what though, books that I am NEVER disappointed with ANY aspect of, are always written by Alan Bennett. I adore his use of language, his characterisation, his humour and his sadness. All of his writing gets right in to my heart! So sorry for the delay responding to this, I just totally missed it! All the best, Anna (less)
Anna Mansell A book about truth and lies, published by Bookouture later this year... when I'm not on Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook or reading! ;) (Not necessarily…moreA book about truth and lies, published by Bookouture later this year... when I'm not on Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook or reading! ;) (Not necessarily in that order)(less)
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