Anstey Harris

Anstey Harris

Anstey Harris is an author and lecturer who lives in south-west Scotland.

Her first novel, THE TRUTHS AND TRIUMPHS OF GRACE ATHERTON, was a Richard and Judy Summer pick in 2019 and went on to win the RNA’s Sapere Books Popular Romantic Fiction Award for 2020. In 2015, Harris won the H G Wells Short Story Competition with her story, RUBY. Her second novel, WHERE WE BELONG, was published by Simon and Schuster in 2021.

Anstey originally trained as a teacher and runs a popular online class for professional authors looking for continuing professional development. She also runs a writing retreat in southern Scotland. She is the mother of singer/songwriter Lucy Spraggan.


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Anstey Harris @Anstey_Harris


Find yourself someone who looks at you the way @NatalieElphicke looks at @BorisJohnson. ❤️

I have restored for you a rare autochrome of a young George Bernard Shaw, taken 114 years ago, in 1908. I have not added any colour.

@NadineDorries Clarification: A proposal was made, in response to a request from DCMS, showing how C4 could potentially raise a small amount of outside capital. C4 is in excellent financial health & does not want or need to raise outside capital to fund its future plans.

Yesterday my cleaner told me that she’s not voting anymore b/c no one can sack Johnson (they vote Tory but won’t vote for him & ONLY vote Tory).

I explained that SHE can sack him.

This fall-away in votes will be common at the next GE, when the U.K. should be voting for its LIFE

What the government have done today with the windfall tax is not dissimilar to an abusive husband buying his wife flowers in an attempt to compensate for beating her senseless.

Our cottage sleeps six & every room has been designed with writers in mind. DM me to book or have a look on our website at #AmWriting #RetreatToScotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿✒️

These people were removed from their primary carers very early in life and sent to institutions to be dehumanised, in the name of privilege. Golding didn’t write Lord of the Flies about his experiences on holiday.

Nathalie Elphicke on her feet just then, demonstrating that the people of Dover might just as well have elected a novelty talking fish to be their member of parliament

"They were careless people Tom and Daisy. They smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together. And let other people clean up the mess they had made."

Remember folks, £19billion spent in Croydon is far more of value to the country than fuck all spent in Strathclyde

I remember reading that humour should always punch up - be targeted at those in power or with strength. If you have to punch down - at people in vulnerable positions - you’re bullying.

The only apology the British public will accept from Johnson is him leaving No 10.

The only thing more contemptible than him are the dregs supporting him, many of whom wouldn’t be selected to run if our country wasn’t in the sewer.

They won’t win the next election.

And that is why we live here.

Pestfix, the tiny pest control company that won £350m of PPE contracts through the sleazy and illegal VIP lane, is having quite a year: £114m of gross profits.

I’m booked in. It’s a wonderful space run by a stellar writer ❤️

A writing retreat run by the wonderful @Anstey_Harris. What’s not to love?

hear hear @ianrgreen @MetroOpinion! NO ONE should feel ashamed for having HIV 👏👏❤️ @the_xx #OliverSim

Get that quote on a t shirt @NicolaSturgeon, what an incredible endorsement.