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 RNAโ€™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

โ€˜It is one of the best and most gripping descriptions of heartbreak that either of us have ever readโ€™
Richard and Judy

Read the fantastic #TheTruthsandTriumphsofGraceAtherton by @Anstey_Harris now for just 99p!

When I First Held You by Anstey Harris | #bookreview | @Anstey_Harris @AmazonPub @FMcMAssociates via @portybelle

When I First Held You by Anstey Harris | #bookreview | @Anstey_Harris @AmazonPubย @FMcMAssociates

When I First Held You by Anstey Harris | #bookreview | @Anstey_Harris @AmazonPub @FMcMAssociates via @portybelle

When I First Held You by Anstey Harris | #bookreview | @Anstey_Harris @AmazonPub @FMcMAssociates via @portybelle

It's my day for the blog tour #WhenIFirstHeldYou @Anstey_Harris

A beautifully written book about loss and love.

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend reading it ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“š


Thank you @FMcMAssociates for giving me the opportunity to read this book ๐Ÿฅฐ

Was it last week that the old woman froze to death in her own home in the UK?

Rishi Sunak needs to explain why, if breaking the ministerial code is now a sacking offence, that he chose to reinstate Suella Braverman just days after she was found to have broken it.

This is quite a scalp for @DanNeidle without whom we can safely say none of this would have come out. Great, and brave, work.

Drop a fag butt in the street and get fined ยฃ80. Dump millions of gallons of sewage in the river and 292 Tory MPs will vote to let you keep doing it for the next 15 years.

Massive congrats @Anstey_Harris on the publication of When I First Held you! Can't wait to read it :-) xxx

Before the Memphis Police Dept. releases the video of 5 MPD officers murdering #TyreNichols during a routine traffic stop, and that heinous video inevitably goes viral, I want to amplify THIS video of Tyre LIVING his best life. ๐Ÿ›น๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ˜”โœŠ๐Ÿฟ
๐ŸŽฅ: Austin Dean

It's not even tongue in cheek Daily Star territory it's really really really really mad. I feel sorry for @vizcomic because how the hell do they compete with this?

Marie-Antoinette and her friends used to dress up as dairy maids & pretend they worked like common people.

Ironically, there's been more Tory MPs convicted of an offence than fraudulent voters in the last 20 years!
Yet you now need photo ID to vote!

This is @NatalieElphicke MP for Dover and Deal and the #TorySewageParty She has just voted to extend, for 15years, the dumping of raw sewage into our rivers and seas by our greedy Water Companies. Thanks a lot Natalie ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ๐Ÿ’ฉ

Michelle Moneโ€™s PPE MEDPRO was a company that was less than 3 weeks old, with zero employeeโ€™s, no contracts, no premises, no previous transactions of any kind and with ยฃ100 in the bank.

Then the Government gave it ยฃ203,000,000.

Jail, jail, jail.

Every single time that Meghan Markle has responded to Piers Morganโ€™s incessant trolling and bullying over the last five years. A thread ๐Ÿงต