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Author Anne AllenAnne was born in Rugby to a Welsh father and an English mother. As a result, she spent many summers with her Welsh grandparents in Anglesey and learned to love the sea. Now she is based in Devon to be near her daughter and two small grandchildren. Her restless spirit has meant many moves, the longest stay being in Guernsey for nearly fourteen years after falling in love with the island and the people. She contrived to leave one son behind to ensure a valid reason for frequent returns. Her younger son is based in London – ideal for city breaks

By profession, Anne was a psychotherapist who long had a desire to write and Dangerous Waters, her first novel, was published in 2012. It was awarded Silver (Adult Fiction) in TheWishingShelfAwards 2012.

Since then she has published five more books in The Guernsey Novels series; Finding Mother, Guernsey Retreat, The Family Divided, and Echoes of Time; winner of The Diamond Book Award 2017, a finalist in Readersfavorite awards and granted a ChillWithABookAward. Book 6, The Betrayal, was published in October 2017.


All the stories take place predominantly on the island of Guernsey and are linked by characters popping up from one book to another. They provide an ongoing story of a ‘village’ spread, so far, over 6 years. Each book is standalone with fresh new lead characters with their own links to the German Occupation during World War 2, having an impact on the present. The Guernsey Novels are a mix of mystery, family drama, and love story and influenced by the author’s love of the island where she spent many happy years. Guernsey itself is always a main character in the books, offering a gorgeous backdrop to all the sorrows, joys and tragedies she describes.

The Guernsey Novels


Anne Allen will be delighting fans by being a keynote speaker at this year’s Guernsey Literary Festival which is taking place on 1st-6th May 2019.


on 8 April 2019, Anne Allen will be launching her seventh book in The Guernsey Novels series, The Inheritance. 

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Date Blog & Link Description
14 June 2018 Against the Flow Press Book review of Echoes of Time
14 June 2018 Alternative Read Book review of The Betrayal
13 June 2018 Heart shaped blue stockings Book review of Dangerous Waters
13 June 2018 Jera’s Jamboree Excerpt from Dangerous Waters
12 June 2018 Waggy Tales Blog Book review of Dangerous Waters
12 June 2018 Book Inspector Excerpt from Family Divided
11 June 2018 Kraftireader Excerpt from Echoes of Time
10 June 2018 Proud Book Reviews Book review: Family Divided
10 June 2018 Life of Emma X Book review: Guernsey Retreat
9 June 2018 Bookish Jottings Promotional Post
9 June 2018 Jess Bookish Life Book review: Finding Mother
8 June 2018 Simply Shine Book review: The Guernsey Retreat
8 June 2018` Books Life and Everything Article: Anne Allen’s favourite places in Guernsey
8 June 2018 Donna’s Book Blog Book review: Echoes of Time
7 June 2018 Adventure Out There Article: Why you should visit Guernsey
7 June 2018 My Reading Corner Book Review of The Betrayal
6 June 2018 Zooloo Book Blog Excerpt from Finding Mother
6 June 2018 The Book Trail Article: A Guernsey Love Affair
5 June 2018 Rachel Bustin Book Review of Finding Mother
5 June 2018 Reviewer Lady Good ‘n’ Read~y Book Review of The Betrayal
4 June 2018 Truly Madly Cuckoo Excerpt from Dangerous Waters
3 June 2018 Wrongsideof Forty Book review of Guernsey Retreat
3 June 2018 K.L Loveley Book review of The Family Divided
2 June 2018 Portobello Book Blog Excerpt from Dangerous Waters
2 June 2018 Travel and Baking Blog Book review of Finding Mother
1 June 2018 Promotional Post
1 June 2018 Chat About Books Promotional Post
1 June 2018 A Lover of Books Article: Anne’s Idyllic Childhood Holidays Inspired Her Love of The Sea
1 June 2018 TripFiction Book review of The Betrayal