Ann Bennett

Ann Bennett was born in a small village in Northamptonshire, UK. She read Law at Cambridge and qualified and practised as a solicitor. During a career break, to have children, she started to write. Her father had been a prisoner of war on the Thailand-Burma Railway and the idea for Bamboo Heart came from researching his wartime experiences. The research took her to Southeast Asia, a place she loves and has returned to many times. She lives in Surrey with her husband and three sons and works in London as a lawyer.

Genres: Historical, Sagas

Bamboo Heart
   1. The Bamboo Heart (2013)
     aka A Daughter's Quest
   2. Bamboo Island (2016)
     aka The Planter's Wife
   3. Bamboo Road (2017)
     aka The Homecoming
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