Anne Harrison at Southam Book Festival 2022

Anne Harrison is the author of 'Call Me Auntie'. She will speak at Southam Book Festival on Sunday 16th October 2022.

Anne Harrison will give a talk at this year’s festival, which will provide insight into her life and work. The talk will begin at Sunday 16th October 12:00 noon.


Call Me Auntie

A truly original story of life in and after care. The author’s own account of being left behind by her mother as a one-year-old and her life in foster homes and institutions. When eventually traced, ‘Call Me Auntie’ was the best her mother could offer, but this was just the start of a bizarre sequence of events.

Call Me Auntie is a story of survival, resilience and changing attitudes to racism and ethnicity.

The Graham Adams Centre
Saint James Road
Southam CV47 0LY

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About the Author

Anne’s mother came to England from the Caribbean as one of the Windrush generation. Abandoned soon after birth, Anne entered the care system. She was fostered by a white family in Rugby before being moved to a children’s home. She was a Woolworth’s shop girl before she left school and joined the police. From there she became a residential social worker and social care manager, working for the Coventry and Warwickshire local authorities. She is now happily retired, living with her husband. She has one son and two stepsons, all grown up.

Want to learn more about Anne’s fascinating story, and what lead her to write Call Me Auntie? Come and hear her speak at this year’s festival, on the 16th of October.

Southam Book Festival 2022 is supported by The Book Trade Charity.