Anstey Harris

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Anstey Harris is based by the seaside in south-east England where she lives with her violinmaker husband and two dogs. She teaches creative writing in the community, local schools, and as an associate lecturer for Christchurch University in Canterbury.

Anstey writes about the things that make people tick, the things that bind us and the things that can rip us apart. In 2015, she won the H G Wells Short Story Prize for her story, Ruby. In novels, Anstey tries to celebrate uplifting ideas and prove that life is good and that happiness is available to everyone once we work out where to look (usually inside ourselves). Her short stories tend not to end quite so well...

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Striders, a short story

I wrote this short story a couple of years ago about a dream my husband had. There is a lot of sadness around at the moment, but there’s a lot of love too: the world is still a beautiful place. Feel free to share this with anyone you feel might find comfort in it.

Striders by Anstey Spraggan

You used to think you could smell danger on the air; hot summer nights with a whisper of violence, storms...

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The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton by Anstey Harris
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Grace Atherton is a cellist and a luthier and a shop owner - she repairs violins and cellos. She loves what she's doing, though her dream was of becoming a professional cellist, however this dream has been ruined after she'd been ejected from musi..." Read more of this review »
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"The shy and somewhat recluse Grace Atherton is a luthier, who loves to make and repair string instruments. She herself is an accomplished cello player, not that anyone close to her has heard her play. Not even her lover of eight years, the charmin..." Read more of this review »
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An exquisite book. So beautiful. I cried and cried.

This story and these characters stayed with me for days when I finished it. An absolute triumph and a book that I turned straight back to the first page to read again when I'd finished. Loved it.
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"Thanks to Touchstone Books for sending me a free, advance copy of Goodbye Paris. I loved every page of this story about love, loss, friendship and elaborate details about the construction of cellos that never came across as boring. I found the ent..." Read more of this review »
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