Ann Granger was born in Portsmouth where she was a pupil at the then Northern Grammar School for Girls and went from there to London University where she achieved a BA in Modern Languages (French with German). After a period spent first teaching English in France and then working in the Visa Section of Britiish Embassies abroad she married a fellow civil servant and they lived first in Zambia, then in Germany, before returning to the UK.
When at school Ann had aspirations to become a veterinary surgeon, but was informed by the headmistress of the day that she would almost certainly find herself in a ‘small animals practice’. Possibly this wasn’t quite right, but faced, she thought, with a lifetime spent with gerbils and budgies (delightful those these creatures may be!) Ann turned her ambitiion in the direction of becoming an author. Books were a passion then and have remained a passion ever since.