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Carol Ann Lee

Carol Ann Lee

Biography

Carol Ann Lee collected Anne Frank memorabilia, including first editions of the Diary in any language, from an early age. Although not Jewish, she developed an interest in the Holocaust and identified with Anne Frank. She studied history of art and design at university and then followed her early interest and interviewed Holocaust survivors and worked in the Manchester Jewish Museum. She has worked for the Anne Frank Trust and on its touring exhibitions. Carol Ann now lives in Amsterdam.

Interview

Place of birth & birthday:
Wakefield, Yorkshire. 20 March 1969.

What is your favourite book?
Non-fiction: The Diary of Anne Frank

Fiction: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

What is your favourite song?
Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush

What is your favourite film?
Atonement

What is your most treasured possession?
Three things - but one is a secret so I can only mention two and they are: a letter written to me by the poet Ted Hughes and two Japanese dolls given to Otto Frank which were passed on to me by Buddy Elias, Anne Frank's cousin.

When did you start writing?
I wrote my first book when I was about seven, but it wasn't very good! Professionally, I had my first article published in 1992; it was a review of a gig I attended.

Where do your ideas and inspiration come ...

Bibliography

Published by Puffin

Anne Frank's Story jacket image
  • Anne Frank's Story
  • Puffin
  • Paperback: May 31 2001
  • 8 - 12 years

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