Short Story

Posted on May 9, 2017

KATE ANTHONY 13.05.17     THE SAD BUT INEVITABLE DEMISE OF THE YUMMY MUMMY   Caroline heard them before she saw them.  The car whooshed and crunched across the gravel drive and she took off her apron and bunged it onto the floor of the utility room to be washed later.  The giddy scratching of dogs’ feet sliding over polished wooden floors, was accompanied by frantic yaps as Jasper and Digby tried to decide ...

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Windsor Library ‘Baileys’ Event

Posted on June 2, 2015

On June 3rd I have been asked to speak at the Windsor Guildhall about Anne Tyler's 'A Spool of Blue Thread.'  Each book shortlisted for the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize For Fiction has been allotted a champion and five minutes before the actual winner is announced, the audience will be asked to vote for their favourite and the Windsor winner will be revealed.  The whole thing is organised by Windsor library.  I attended another event there at ...

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My Beautiful Day

Posted on August 29, 2014

  My most beautiful day would take place in Cornwall, in Constantine Bay near Padstow, where we go every year for the week of the August Bank Holiday.  My in-laws have a holiday home there and scores of friends and extended family descend for that week.   I would be woken by the smell of bacon wafting up from the kitchen and my husband bringing me a cup of tea.  I would be wearing a crisp, white, cotton nightdress and ideally not ...

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We Have Lift Off…

Posted on April 18, 2014

Life is very much back to normal having felt on top of the world for twenty-four hours thanks to Monday night’s launch of ‘Beautiful Day’ at Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street in the West End.  The turnout was spectacular - proof that my friends and family will travel a very long way on the promise of a free glass of wine.  I was so grateful to everybody who made the effort to be there, to Daunts and to the team at Penguin for making ...

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ONE DAY TO GO…

Posted on April 9, 2014

ONE DAY TO GO….   Everyone keeps telling me that publication day is a terrible anti-climax. I can’t help it, I am expecting to wake up and open my curtains and see the ‘Who Will Buy?’ scene from ‘Oliver’ unfolding, with me as Mark Lester, blinking in the sunlight. There will be milkmaids with their pails overflowing with copies of  ‘Beautiful Day’ – ‘Any books today, meestress?’  There will be pink blossom ...

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Sixteen days…

Posted on March 25, 2014

It is exactly sixteen days until the publication of ‘Beautiful Day’ and, with the help of Marcus Sanderson, I have created this website for anyone who wants to know a little more about the book or me. Having had a ferret about online, I’m now worried that you may be looking for more information about the actress Kate Anthony, who has appeared on ‘Doctors’ and is Aunty Pam in ‘Coronation Street.’  Sadly, I’m not her. Appa...

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