Annie Murray

About Annie

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.

Annie Murray

Books by Annie Murray

Birmingham Rose
Birmingham Rose
Birmingham Friends
Birmingham Friends
Birmingham Blitz
Birmingham Blitz
The Doorstep Child
The Doorstep Child
Now The War Is Over
Now The War Is Over
Where Earth Meets Sky
Where Earth Meets Sky
The Narrowboat Girl
The Narrowboat Girl
Water Gypsies
Water Gypsies
War Babies
War Babies
Meet Me Under the Clock
Meet Me Under the Clock
The Women of Lilac Street
The Women of Lilac Street
The Orphan of Angel Street
The Orphan of Angel Street
A Hopscotch Summer
A Hopscotch Summer
My Daughter, My Mother
My Daughter, My Mother
Chocolate Girls
Chocolate Girls
Miss Purdy's Class
Miss Purdy's Class
All the Days of Our Lives
All the Days of Our Lives
Poppy Day
Poppy Day
Family of Women
Family of Women
The Bells of Bournville Green
The Bells of Bournville Green
Soldier Girl
Soldier Girl

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Listen to a clip from Miss Purdy's Class by Annie Murray, read by Annie Aldington

Listen to a clip from Miss Purdy's Class by Annie Murray, read by Annie Aldington

An astounding new novel from the author of the bestselling Birmingham sagas, CHOCOLATE GIRLS and WATER GYPSIES

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Listen to a clip from War Babies by Annie Murray, read by Annie Aldington

Listen to a clip from War Babies by Annie Murray, read by Annie Aldington

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 ...

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Words for Keeping by Annie Murray

Words for Keeping by Annie Murray

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.

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Why it's never too late to go back to school

Why it's never too late to go back to school

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!

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Annie Murray on the legacy of the Second World War

Annie Murray on the legacy of the Second World War

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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