Annie Murray was born in Berkshire and read English at St John's College, Oxford. Her first 'Birmingham' novel,Birmingham Rose, hit The Times bestseller list when it was published in 1995. She has subsequently written many other successful novels, including A Hopscotch Summer, Soldier Girl and the bestselling novels Chocolate Girls andWar Babies. Now The War Is Over is Annie's twentieth book. Annie has four children and lives near Reading.
An astounding new novel from the author of the bestselling Birmingham sagas, CHOCOLATE GIRLS and WATER GYPSIES
Rachel Booker has a difficult start in life. When her father dies, deep in gambling debt, her mother must harden herself to make ends meet, but becomes so hard she has little room left for affection or warmth. Mother and daughter work at the open market in Birmingham, selling second-hand clothes ...
Just before I started writing The Women of Lilac Street I received a surprise parcel. For many years my half- sister had in her possession a notebook which had belonged to our grandmother, Emmie, and which I had never seen. She had suddenly decided to send to me.
Annie Murray has written many successful novels, including the bestselling Chocolate Girls. With her most recent book War Babies published this month, we caught up with Annie to find out about her experience of going back to school!
Annie Murray, author of Now The War Is Over, on the aftermath of the Second World War, Birmingham's contribution to the war effort and the challenges of writing historical fiction.
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