Anna Abney is the author of The Master of Measham Hall, the first of a series of novels set in the seventeenth century and published by Duckworth Books.
She also writes under the name Madeline Dewhurst and her novel Charity is published by Lightning Books.
Anna wrote her PhD on the seventeenth-century writer, Margaret Cavendish, the first English woman to be published in her own name, under the supervision of Lisa Jardine at Queen Mary, University of London. She lectured for many years at The Open University. Her writing also includes fiction, journalism and drama. Born and raised in London, she lived in Ireland, North and South, for thirteen years before returning to the Big Smoke. She now lives in rural Kent.