Ann Turner - Author

About the Author

Ann Turner was born in 1955 in Stratford, East London, and moved to Basildon in 1963. Her first book Heartsease was published in 2013. She is fascinated with history, especially the Tudor period.

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The Last Daughter

The Last Daughter

Author: Ann Turner Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Why is Rose transported back in time, to the London of 1666? What waits for her there? Will she ever be able to return back to the present day? Recovering from her father's death, Rose books into a small London hotel. On one of her explorations, she meets and strikes up a friendship with Alan, vicar of St Mildrith. During her stay at the Hotel Aragon, Rose encounters Julia, a ghost who has been searching through the centuries for the last daughter, the only woman who can help her. Having found Rose, the spectral Julia spirits her to Pudding Lane, only days before a fire breaks out in a nearby bakery. This scares Rose, and she insists Julia returns her to her own time. Evaluating what has happened to her, Rose asks Alan to join her, and Julia takes them back to the London of 1666. They become involved in a plan to help Julia, daughter of the third wealthiest man in London escape an arranged marriage, as she has met and fallen love with an ambitious apprentice baker, Adam. A fire with dire consequences for London breaks out in Pudding Lane. Can Rose and Alan, whose friendship is slowly developing into love, without either realising it, survive and escape the ravenous fire and return to their own time? Or will they be trapped forever in the London of King Charles II. Will Julia and Adam succeed in their audacious plan to marry, despite the cavernous divide of their different lives?

Last Daughter

Last Daughter

Author: Ann Turner Format: eBook Release Date: 04/04/2018

Why is Rose transported back in time, to the London of 1666? What waits for her there? Will she ever be able to return back to the present day?Recovering from her father's death, Rose books into a small London hotel. On one of her explorations, she meets and strikes up a friendship with Alan, vicar of St Mildrith.During her stay at the Hotel Aragon, Rose encounters Julia, a ghost who has been searching through the centuries for the last daughter, the only woman who can help her. Having found Rose, the spectral Julia spirits her to Pudding Lane, only days before a fire breaks out in a nearby bakery. This scares Rose, and she insists Julia returns her to her own time. Evaluating what has happened to her, Rose asks Alan to join her, and Julia takes them back to the London of 1666.They become involved in a plan to help Julia, daughter of the third wealthiest man in London escape an arranged marriage, as she has met and fallen love with an ambitious apprentice baker, Adam.A fire with dire consequences for London breaks out in Pudding Lane. Can Rose and Alan, whose friendship is slowly developing into love, without either realising it, survive and escape the ravenous fire and return to their own time? Or will they be trapped forever in the London of King Charles II.Will Julia and Adam succeed in their audacious plan to marry, despite the cavernous divide of their different lives?

Out of the Ice

Out of the Ice

Author: Ann Turner Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/10/2017

***FROM THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF THE LOST SWIMMER, now in development as a film*** 'A taut and tightly wound page-turner' Marie Claire When environmental scientist Laura Alvarado is sent to a remote Antarctic island to report on an abandoned whaling station, she begins to uncover more than she could ever imagine. On a diving expedition, Laura emerges into an ice cave where she is shocked to see an anguished figure, crying for help. But in this freezing, lonely landscape there are ghosts everywhere, and Laura wonders if her own eyes can be trusted. Has she been in the ice too long? Piecing together a past and present of cruelty and vulnerability that can be traced around the world, from Norway, to Nantucket, Europe and Antarctica, Laura will stop at nothing to unearth the truth. As she comes face to face with the dark side of human progress, she also discovers a legacy of love, hope and the meaning of family. If only Laura can now find her way out of the ice ... Out of the Ice delivers compelling psychological drama for fans of Ruth Ware and Rosamund Lupton. Praise for The Lost Swimmer, now being developed as a film: `Ann Turner has produced a vivid, suspenseful thriller that should appeal to those with a taste for armchair travel' Sydney Morning Herald `We had pins and needles trying to unravel the truth throughout Turner's crisply written, cleverly plotted tale of deceit' iBooks Editor

Out of the Ice

Out of the Ice

Author: Ann Turner Format: eBook Release Date: 19/10/2017

***FROM THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF THE LOST SWIMMER, now in development as a film*** Ataut and tightly wound page-turnerMarie Claire When environmental scientist Laura Alvarado is sent to a remote Antarctic island to report on an abandoned whaling station, she begins to uncover more than she could ever imagine. On a diving expedition, Laura emerges into an ice cave where she is shocked to see an anguished figure, crying for help. But in this freezing, lonely landscape there are ghosts everywhere, and Laura wonders if her own eyes can be trusted. Has she been in the ice too long? Piecing together a past and present of cruelty and vulnerability that can be traced around the world, from Norway, to Nantucket, Europe and Antarctica, Laura will stop at nothing to unearth the truth. As she comes face to face with the dark side of human progress, she also discovers a legacy of love, hope and the meaning of family. If only Laura can nowfind her way out of the ice ...Out of the Icedelivers compelling psychological drama for fans of Ruth Ware and Rosamund Lupton. Praise for The Lost Swimmer, now being developed as a film: ';Ann Turner has produced a vivid, suspenseful thriller that should appeal to those with a taste for armchair travel' Sydney Morning Herald ';We had pins and needles trying to unravel the truth throughout Turner's crisply written, cleverly plotted tale of deceit' iBooks Editor

The Lost Swimmer

The Lost Swimmer

Author: Ann Turner Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/07/2016

Rebecca Wilding, an archaeology professor, traces the past for a living. But suddenly, truth and certainty are turning against her. Rebecca is accused of serious fraud, and worse, she suspects - she knows - that her husband, Stephen, is having an affair. Desperate to find answers, Rebecca leaves with Stephen for Greece, Italy and Paris, where she can uncover the conspiracy against her, and hopefully win Stephen back to her side, where he belongs. There's too much at stake - her love, her work, her family. But on the idyllic Amalfi Coast, Stephen goes swimming and doesn't come back. In a swirling daze of panic and fear, Rebecca is dealt with fresh allegations. And with time against her, she must uncover the dark secrets that stand between her and Stephen, and the deceit that has chased her halfway around the world.

Out of the Ice

Out of the Ice

Author: Ann Turner Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

'A cinematic page-turner' Weekend Australian By the bestselling author of The Lost Swimmer, a tense, eerie thriller set in the icy reaches of Antarctica When environmental scientist Laura Alvarado is sent to a remote Antarctic island to report on an abandoned whaling station, she begins to uncover more than she could ever imagine. Reminders of the bloody, violent past are everywhere, and Laura is disturbed by evidence of recent human interference. Rules have been broken, and the protected wildlife is behaving strangely. On a diving expedition, Laura emerges into an ice cave where she is shocked to see an anguished figure, crying for help. But in this freezing, lonely landscape there are ghosts everywhere, and Laura wonders if her own eyes can be trusted. Has she been in the ice too long? Back at base, Laura's questions about the whaling station go unanswered, blocked by scientists unused to outsiders. And Laura just can't shake what happened in the cave. Piecing together a past and present of cruelty and vulnerability that can be traced around the world, from Norway, to Nantucket, Europe and Antarctica, Laura will stop at nothing to unearth the truth. As she comes face to face with the dark side of human progress, she also discovers a legacy of love, hope and the meaning of family. If only Laura can find her way . . . Out of the ice. Praise for Out of the Ice ';Turner is a steely and confident writer, concerned in the main part with reeling her reader in and out of suspense with a sense of concentrated exhilaration A cinematic page-turner that's well worth the price of admission to the movie house of fiction.' Weekend Australian ';a taut and tightly wound page-turner' Marie Claire ';Turner is in fine form, exploring silence and secrets, male and female ways of relating and exploitation and grief.' West Australian ';This gripping thriller exposes a dark side of human nature but reveals a newfound hope in love and family.' Mindfood 'Turner delivers another brilliant suspense novel solidifying her position as one of Australia's best thriller writers A compelling and enormously satisfying thrill ride.' Better Reading ';Ann Turner dazzled us with her first novel, The Lost Swimmer. Her new book is another clever, cinematic thriller involving a body of water and an impending sense of dread Out of the Ice is a fantastically eerie and suspenseful read.' iBooks

Sister's Crusade

Sister's Crusade

Author: Ann Turner Format: eBook Release Date: 28/04/2016

A Sister's Crusade is a story of a wronged heroine set towards the end of the 12th century. Aubrette, raised at Romhill as a companion to the local lord's only daughter Rowena, discovers that she is actually Rowena's half-sister. This revelation comes on the day Rowena meets her future husband, Simon Fitzroy, one of King Henry II's illegitimate sons. Aubrette remains with her now sister, and becomes Rowena's maid after she is married. After a tragic incident, she becomes Simon's secret mistress. The affair is unbeknown to Rowena, until Aubrette discovers she is pregnant. Her son is taken from her at birth for Rowena to raise as her own child. Aubrette, having thought Simon truly loved her, is unwillingly married to Hugh, a companion of Duke Richard and loyal friend to Simon. When the King dies, Richard succeeds him to the throne and he travels with Simon to the Holy Land on a crusade. Aubrette and Rowena accompany Hugh and Simon as attendants to Queen Berengaria, Richard's long-neglected wife. A series of traumatic life changing events follow that result in Simon being sent back to England, but not before he and Aubrette are married in Cyprus. Back at Romhill, Aubrette settles into domesticity and everything appears perfect. But could a threat from an unexpected enemy ruin Aubrette's happiness? Full of adventure, love, lust and deception, A Sister's Crusade will appeal to fans of romance and historical novels in equal measure.

Heartsease

Heartsease

Author: Ann Turner Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/12/2013

An ordinary woman's struggle to cope in extraordinary places, surrounded by power, greed, danger and lust... At only 16, Mary Hawke is married to the handsome Henry Crawford and goes to live with him in his Essex home. But her husband is a vicious brute who sees his innocent young wife as his property, to beat and abuse at his will. The appearance of a debonair Spaniard, old enough to be Mary's father, awakens within her a passionate nature. A sudden twist of fate releases Mary from her violent marriage and she arrives at court as a lady-in-waiting to Queen Catharine of Aragon. There, she befriends the young and vivacious Anne Boleyn. The handsome Spaniard re-enters her life, and Mary finds herself moving to an opulent life in Spain as his wife. But life in Spain is dangerous and her new husband has a secret past. Arriving back in England, Mary returns to the court of King Henry VIII as Anne Boleyn's star is rising. While living there, she encounters Gregory, a reclusive lawyer. Together they witness, and are involved in, some of Tudor history's greatest moments. The book's thrilling climax involves Mary's brother Robert and a dangerous obsession that threatens to tear her family apart. The Tower waits silently for its next victim... Heartsease is a gripping novel, inspired by Jean Plaidy, that emulates the novels of Philippa Gregory. It will appeal to fans of historical romance fiction, and those especially interested in the Tudor period.

Heartsease

Heartsease

Author: Ann Turner Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2013

An ordinary woman's struggle to cope in extraordinary places, surrounded by power, greed, danger and lust... At only 16, Mary Hawke is married to the handsome Henry Crawford and goes to live with him in his Essex home.But her husband is a vicious brute who sees his innocent young wife as his property, to beat and abuse at his will. The appearance of a debonair Spaniard, old enough to be Mary's father, awakens within her a passionate nature. Asudden twist of fate releases Mary from her violent marriage and she arrives at court as a lady-in-waiting to QueenCatharine of Aragon. There, she befriends the young and vivacious Anne Boleyn. The handsome Spaniard re-enters her life, and Mary finds herself moving to an opulent life in Spain as his wife. But life in Spain is dangerous and her new husband has a secret past.Arriving back inEngland, Mary returns to the court of King Henry VIII as Anne Boleyn's star is rising. While living there, she encounters Gregory, a reclusive lawyer. Together they witness, and are involved in, some of Tudor history's greatest moments. The book's thrilling climax involves Mary's brother Robert and a dangerous obsession that threatens to tear her family apart.The Tower waits silently for its next victim... Heartsease is a gripping novel, inspired by Jean Plaidy, that emulates the novels of Philippa Gregory.It will appeal to fans of historical romance fiction, and those especially interested in the Tudor period.

Historical Dictionary of Papua New Guinea

Historical Dictionary of Papua New Guinea

Author: Ann Turner Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2001

Papua New Guinea has experienced a remarkable rapid transition from scattered primitive societies to a modern unified nation. The dictionary covers major economic, social, political and cultural developments, basic geographic information, and biographies.

Historical Dictionary of Papua New Guinea

Historical Dictionary of Papua New Guinea

Author: Ann Turner Format: Book Release Date: 01/01/2000

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