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Anna Maxted


UK flag (b.1969)

aka Sasha Blake

Anna Maxted is a bestselling author based in North London, England. Born in 1969, she is married to fellow author and journalist Philip Robinson and they have three young sons. She writes female contemporary fiction which is viewed to be at the high end of the chick lit market. Anna Maxted read English Literature at Girton College, Cambridge, before becoming a journalist. She is former Assistant Editor of Cosmopolitan, and has freelanced for most national newspapers and magazines, including The Independent on Sunday, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, The Times, Daily Express, FHM, Esquire and Living Etc.
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As well as being rich in humour, Anna's novels invariably deal with some of the deeper and more complicated issues facing women, such as grief, abandonment, rejection, motherhood, and sibling rivalry.

Her first novel Getting Over It, was semi-autobiographical and based very much around her experience of the death of her own father.
 
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Stray (2000)
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"Unexpectedly chilling... I couldn't stroke my cat for a week."
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Say When (2003)
Elizabeth Berg
"Berg oozes warmth, wisdom and generosity od spirit. Her writing is quite brilliant."
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In a Good Light (2004)
Clare Chambers
"Exquisite... addictive reading."
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The Family Tree (2004)
Carole Cadwalladr
"This is a jewel of a book. I loved it. Carole Cadwalladr is remarkably talented, and a very funny writer."
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Fashion Victim (2005)
(Annie Anderson, book 1)
Sam Baker
"A fun, pacy, and addictive read.”"
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Stupid and Contagious (2006)
Caprice Crane
"A truly exceptional book - funny, twisted, clever, mean, and always brilliant."

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