Anne Bennett was born in the Horsefair district of Birmingham. The daughter of Roman Catholic Irish immigrants, she grew up in a tight-knit community. For many years she taught in schools to the north of Birmingham, before an accident put paid to that career. This gave her the chance to write full time. She has four children and five grandchildren. In 2006, after sixteen years in a wheelchair, Anne was able to walk again.
Praise for If You Were the Only Girl: `A powerful read that will have you gripped.' Yours Praise for Anne Bennett: `[Anne Bennett is] blessed with a vivid imagination and a natural aptitude for writing' Daily Post `An affecting story, populated with rich, beautifully drawn characters.' Choice `The beauty of Anne's books is that they are about normal people and are sewn through with human emotions which affect us all' Birmingham Post