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Annie Murray


UK flag (b.1961)

Annie Murray was born in Berkshire and read English at St John's College, Oxford. Her first 'Birmingham' novel, Birmingham Rose, hit The Times bestseller list when it was published in 1995. She has subsequently written many other successful novels, including A Hopscotch Summer, Soldier Girl and the bestselling novels Chocolate Girls and War Babies. Annie has four children and lives near Reading.
 

Genres: Sagas
 
New and upcoming books
January 2025

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The Pearl Button Girl
 
Series
Birmingham
   1. Birmingham Rose (1995)
   2. Birmingham Friends (1996)
     aka Kate and Olivia
   3. Birmingham Blitz (1998)
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Narrowboat Girl
   1. The Narrowboat Girl (2001)
   2. Water Gypsies (2004)
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Hopscotch Summer
   1. A Hopscotch Summer (2009)
   2. Soldier Girl (2010)
   3. All the Days of Our Lives (2011)
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Novels
   Orphan of Angel Street (1999)
   Poppy Day (2000)
   Miss Purdy's Class (2005)
   Family of Women (2006)
   Where Earth Meets Sky (2007)
   Papa Georgio (2012)
   My Daughter, My Mother (2012)
   The Women of Lilac Street (2013)
   Meet Me Under the Clock (2014)
   War Babies (2015)
   Now The War Is Over (2016)
   The Doorstep Child (2017)
   A Wartime Secret (2017)
   Mother and Child (2019)
   Girls in Tin Hats (2020)
   Black Country Orphan (2021)
   The Pearl Button Girl (2025)
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Collections
   Christmas Fireside Stories (2014) (with others)
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Annie Murray recommends
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Christmas with the Engine Girls (2023)
Daisy Styles
"A cracking story with truly endearing characters."

Books containing stories by Annie Murray

Award nominations
2008 RNA: Romantic Novel Award (nominee) : Where Earth Meets Sky


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