About Ann Kramer


I was born and educated in London but left school as soon as possible to work and travel; much later, as a ‘mature’ student, I gained an honours degree in history from Sussex University.

My first job in publishing was as an editorial researcher, checking scripts for BBC quiz programmes; subsequently I went freelance and worked as an editor with various publishing companies, including Diagram Visual Information, Dorling Kindersley, where I  was the senior editor for DK’s Children’s Illustrated Encyclopedia, and Gaia. 

Increasingly though I concentrated on writing. For many years I wrote illustrated non-fiction books for children and young people, which was very enjoyable, but today I write mainly for adults.  Some of my more recent books, such as Land Girls and their Impact (2008) and Women Wartime Spies (2011) focus on the lives of women during the two world wars. Researching into these has allowed me to meet, interview and tell the stories of women who actually took part.

Today I live and work from my home in Hastings which I share with my partner Marcus, a musician and writer, and two elderly goldfish. I have a daughter Sarah and two grandchildren, Lilly-Grace and Alfred Thomas. When I am not writing, I enjoy reading, gardening, walking by the sea, and have recently discovered the joys of digital photography.


“Women Wartime Spies...a thrilling, challenging and educational book that will enthral you. Once you have settled down to read, it will be difficult to stop as the style is modern and thought provoking.”

Pennant Magazine


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