Wednesday 18th - 3pm (Parish Church)

Anna Jacobs (Behind the Scenes with Anna Jacobs)

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Best-selling novelist, Anna Jacobs, will talk about the background to her writing which comprises complex historical and modern stories set in both England and Australia.

She is now the sixth most borrowed author of adult fiction in the UK, whose books have been shortlisted for awards several times.

In January 2015 she was delighted to see her 70th novel, A Time to Remember, published. It is the first in a new series called Rivenshaw after the imaginary Lancashire town in which it's set. These stories take place just after World War 2.

2015 also saw the publication of the third and final of the Greyladies books (Legacy of Greyladies) and several other books. Some of her older stories, originally published only in hardback, will be coming out in paperback, the first being a modern story, Winds of Change.

Things are changing greatly in the book world and some of Anna's early books, long out of print, have now been published in large paperback format via Amazon's CreateSpace system.All Anna's books are available as ebooks.

Anna Jacobs was born in Lancashire at the beginning of World War Two. She was four when the war ended, and it was only after its end that she met her father, who had been serving as a soldier in the Middle East, for the first time. Anna remembers the post-war years well, as a peaceful time when people were happy to be done with war and content to enjoy themselves in simply ways such as playing cards with friends or going to Saturday dances at various clubs.

Anna has since emigrated to Australia, but still visits the UK regularly to see her family and do research, something she loves. She is addicted to writing and figures she'll have to live to be 120 at least to tell all the stories that keep popping up in her imagination and nagging her to write them down. She's also addicted to her own hero, to whom she's been happily married for many years.

She is the bestselling author of over sixty novels and has been shortlisted for several awards. Pride of Lancashire won the Australian Romantic Book of the Year Award in 2006, and The Trader's Wife was shortlisted for the 2012 award.

You can read the latest news about Anna and her books HERE.