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.


Photograph/Andrew Hayes-Watkins

Anstey Harris @Anstey_Harris

Please don't be stressed out about the new variant. We're still waiting on more info & same steps to avoid COVID. Get vaccinated (& boosted), if you're going to social/work events ask that everyone has done a negative home test (LFT), & wear masks in crowded/indoor spaces.

So, at what time will we be seeing Spaffer in his Admiral Lord Nelson outfit?!!

I truly hate how iPhone defaults to ‘it’s’.

Our government’s solution to the refugee crisis:

We don’t need safe routes. We just need everyone else to do their humanitarian duty and take them - not us.

Britain was proud to accept refugees in 1937. How far we’ve fallen.

One day you are a teenager with the world at your feet and the next you are starting a text to a colleague with ‘Fab!’

23000 (or whatever spurious figure she said) people did not land on the shores of Dover this year. Fact.

The UK does not take it’s fair share of refugees. Fact.

@NatalieElphicke got her seat w/o due selection process when her sex offender husband was suspended. Also fact.

‘Mone’s role in the process was revealed after the DHSC published the list of 47 companies awarded contracts through the VIP lane after a freedom of information request pursued by the Good Law Project’

Loved #Macbeth @AlmeidaTheatre last night. Unfortunately this audience member sat in front of me took his mask off when the lights went down and kept talking to the person next to them. It takes a special arrogance and ignorance to disregard simple rules to keep people safe 🤷🏼‍♂️

No matter how many times you wash your hands the blood always sticks.

I long for the day when we have a government that sees people crossing the Channel in small boats as a humanitarian issue not an electoral opportunity.

Heartbreaking thread. Please read.

Something tells me that the last thing on this mother’s mind is stealing a British job or claiming £75 a week in means tested universal credit.

Spoken like a leader. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿


You don’t get to pretend to mourn people you called cockroaches

These people were humans first, refugees second, yet @pritipatel wants you to think of them as ‘migrants’ in the hopes that diminishes them in your eyes.

Don’t let @BorisJohnson’s government steal your humanity.

Brexit Britain

The only country to suffer a migration crisis and emigration crisis at the same time

Today is Publication Day for my debut novel, In This Foreign Land! I can't wait for you all to meet Edward and Isobel and to fall in love with them. #WW1 #Saga