Praise for The Water Children:
‘Anne Berry is a wonderful writer with a poetic imagination and use of language; startling metaphors and images flow effortlessly from line to line and, from page one, the plotting is heart-in-the-mouth stuff. What more could you ask?’ DAILY MAIL
‘Simply heartbreaking, The Water Children is a beautiful story, crafted with real skill and artistry, and told in a rich and sumptuous voice. One of the best novels I have read all year.’
Keith Donohue, New York Times bestselling author of The Stolen Child
Praise for The Hungry Ghosts:
' [A] stunning debut.' WOMAN & HOME
‘A stunning debut…Epic in scope and voice…so skilfully crafted, and the writing so elegant, it’s hard to believe it is a first novel.’ THE GLOBE & MAIL
‘As heart-rending as it is innovative, The Hungry Ghosts heralds Berry as an original new voice in fiction.’ TIME OUT
‘This is a novel as breezy as the best summer reads, yet secrets and deadly jealousy seethe at its core…engrossing.’ DAILY MAIL
About the Author
Anne Berry was born in London in 1956, then spent much of her infancy in Aden, before moving on to Hong Kong at the age of six, where she was educated. She worked for a short period as a journalist for the South China Morning Post, before returning to Britain. After completing a three-year acting course, she embarked on a career in theatre, playing everything from pantomime to Shakespeare.
She now lives in Surrey with her husband and four children. ‘The Hungry Ghosts’ is her first novel and won the Amazon Rising Stars award for Autumn 2009.