Profile: Anne Thomas

About This Author

Anne lives in Taunton, Somerset. Retirement opened up all sorts of new opportunities, not least enabling her to complete her 'lockdown 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 - and now part of a privately published collection of short stories. Anne works as a volunteer with the West Somerset Railway - as a Ticket Inspector. Her new book is set in Dunster, the lovely village served by one of the stations along the line. 'Too Tall' is based on the life of her grandfather, who was born and brought up in Dunster. It recalls incidents from his childhood, at the turn of the 19th century, following him as he leaves the seemingly idyllic but, for him, claustrophobic Somerset countryside, to follow the railway line to a new life in the North, as the Great War is about to start.

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
Herbert Hartnell, born in Dunster in 1887, is the eleventh of James and Mary Ann's thirteen children. Tenants of the Luttrell estate, they live in a cottage near the Gallox (gallows) bridge. Herbert grows up chafing against the age-old hierarchy ruling En....
ISBN: 9781803027838
Published: 3 April 2023