AN EASTBOURNE woman who started writing in her retirement is about to publish her second novel.
Ann Kemsley, who writes under the name of Ann Hammerton, is 76 and enjoys writing mystery stories.
Her first book was an archaeological mystery called The Brigstone Man and her second book, which doesn’t yet have a name, will be released in a few months.
Ann will then being writing her autobiography which will involve stories about her life on the stage. She appeared in My Fair Lady in London’s Drury Lane in the 1960s and met many stars including Ken Dodd. In the 1970s she was an extra in Coronation Street and other popular television shows.
Ann moved to France in the early 1990s and renovated property before returning to the UK to live in Eastbourne and start a writing career.
Ann said, “It is great fun writing. I put a lot of time in to it and it is hard work but you have just got to keep at it.”
Ann lives in Meads and is a member of Eastbourne New Writers.