American Heiress marries an impoverished English Aristocrat

April 2007
Publication by Persephone Books of The Shuttle, a 1907 novel about an American Heiress marrying an impoverished English Aristocrat, by Frances Hodgson Burnett with a new preface by Anne Sebba. Anne was at the book’s launch in New York on April 14th, taking a day off from her cruise lecturing duties on board the Saga Ruby, a ship not unlike the fictional Shuttle. Enchanting Film of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day starring Frances McDormand and Ciaran Hinds now released in UK based on book by Winifred Watson. The 94 year old author gave one of her last interviews to Anne Sebba in November 2000 in Newcastle. See Journalism/ Bodice Ripping Fame aged 94 For latest news on the film see

Safe Passage by Ida Cook Anne has written the introduction to this remarkable true story of two English sisters who rescued Jews from the Nazis.
Reissued after 50 years.

Publication date Sept 19 2008 Mira Books £7.99
Sea of Azov
Five Leaves Publishing £9.99

“The dark menace lurking in the best fairy tales is never far from the surface…”
Anne has written the introduction to a collection of short stories by writers including Tamar Yellin, Ali Smith, Nicole Krauss and Richard Zimler.