Anne Berry was born in London in 1956&44; then spent much of her infancy in Aden&44; before moving on to Hong Kong at the age of six&44; where she was educated&44; first at Little Peak School&44; then Big Peak School&44; finally at the Island School&44; where she completed her A levels. She worked for a short period as a journalist for the South China Morning Post&44; before returning to Britain. After completing a three-year acting course at the Guildford School of Acting&44; and attaining LAMDA diplomas with honours in acting&44; teaching and speech therapy&44; she embarked on a career in theatre. She played pantomime to Shakespeare&44; and everything in between&44; shuttling around regional theatres. Most memorable were seasons spent at Theatre Clwyd Wales&44; Theatre Royal Windsor and Regents Park Open Air Theatre.
Waylaid by love and marriage&44; Anne and her husband settled in Surrey with their four children. In 1992 they moved to their present home in the village of Bookham. Here Anne founded a small drama school&44; running it for over ten years. Throughout this period she wrote over thirty plays&44; performed by the pupils of the school.
Anne’s first love is writing&44; and it is now her full-time occupation. She remembers loving nothing so well as being given an imaginative composition for English homework at Peak School in Hong Kong. Coming a close second is theatre&44; with an unbridled passion for Shakespeare. She is an art lover&44; with Vermeer and Caravaggio being particular favourites. Anne is also a keen swimmer and walker. She has had undiminished support from her family in her writing career.

Books by Anne Berry

The Water Children
The Hungry Ghosts