Having studied history and world religions, Anne then spent many years both living abroad and travelling the world as a cruise lecturer. She also lectures on history across the UK.
In 2013 she wrote her first book, From the 'Medes to the Mullahs: a history of Iran', which was based on her lectures.
This was to be the first book in the series 'In Brief' Books for Busy People, all of which are aimed at the general reader.
Her eighth book, 'a History of Russia', has just been released (March 2018). Beginning in the 9th Century with the Kievan Rus', it ends with today's Russia under Vladimir Putin.