Profile: Anne Thomas

About This Author

Anne now lives in Taunton, Somerset. Retirement has opened up all sorts of new opportunities, not least enabling her to complete her latest book: A Citadel Of Ice, which picks up the character of William Cave Thomas, the artist in her earlier books (At A Stroke: Deceit of Riches and Fortune's Spite) and tells of the journey he made to St Petersburg in 1854. Other published work includes a short story: 'The Power of Nurse Rooke' in a Chawton House anthology 'Beguiling Miss Bennet'; another short story 'Mrs Dean's Dilemma' reached 1st place in a BBC competition & was broadcast as a Morning Story. Covid 19 has curtailed many activities, but Anne has continued to volunteer with the West Somerset Railway - working not as a Ticket Inspector but a line weeder - so, in her latest book, she has embraced the power of the railway and its thin grasp to the land beneath, contending with ice and snow as opposed to weeds and brambles! She is a keen member of a local writers group, supporting the work of Taunton's libraries, and their group publication 'Why bake banana bread when you can write?' sums up her attitude to Britain under Covid 19.

This Author's Books

In January 1854, 'in the depth of winter, and before the outbreak of the war in the Crimea, Thomas (undertook) a hazardous journey to St Petersburg with a large quantity of money in gold on behalf of a mercantile company.' Thus reads a footnote in the jou....
ISBN: 9781839455155
Published: 22 October 2020
Born in Northampton in 1816, John Durdin aspired to wealth through hard work and astute investment. Drawn to London, with his wife Jane, he mixed with other men of vision: men of letters, artists and scientists. His dream appeared to be coming true – even....
ISBN: 9781788765336
Published: 3 October 2018
Storm clouds gather as John Durdin, deeply embroiled in a huge financial fraud and struggling to avoid discovery, works frantically to cover his tracks. In an atmosphere of secrecy and tension, his wife Jane, and friend William Cave Thomas, await his inev....
ISBN: 9781788765374
Published: 3 October 2018