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Welcome to the website of Ann Victoria Roberts.

Here you will find details of Ann’s books and blogs, many inspired by her life and travels. Please feel free to leave a comment, or share them with your friends online.

Ann hit the national headlines when her first historical novels, Louisa Elliott and the sequel, Liam’s Story sold in the USA for what was then a record sum for a first-time author. Published by Chatto & Windus, and Pan in the UK, Louisa Elliott was translated into seven languages and shortlisted for the prestigious RNA award in 1990. Revised editions of both novels are now available in print and ebook format.

Moon Rising, set in 19thC Whitby, is now an ebook, while Ann’s fifth novel, The Master’s Tale, based on the life of Captain EJ Smith of the Titanic, is available in both formats. Originally published by The Thorn Press, this novel received one of the Rubery Awards for independently published fiction in 2012. Ann’s most recent novel, One Night, Two Lives, will be published by Matador at the end of September, 2019.

Born in York, Ann is a member of both the Society of Authors, and The Alliance of Independent Authors. She now lives in Southampton, where her husband, Captain Peter Roberts, is a volunteer Master aboard the British Heritage Steamship, ‘Shieldhall’.

Books available to buy

Louisa Elliott Book Cover

Liam Story Book Cover 2012

The Master's Tale