Welcome to Ann Mann’s Website
 
 
email: ann@annmann.co.uk


Ann Mann has enjoyed an eclectic career in show business and the media. As a singer, she made numerous broadcasts on television and radio in the sixties and performed in some of the top cabaret spots in the West End of London. She has produced and presented over a 1,000 programmes for TV and radio, worked for Walt Disney and Hammer Films, and lectured on musical theatre and Irish Literature. She has also written articles for major newspapers and other publications. Currently she is working on a film screenplay. Her latest novel, ‘Arcanum’, set in Ireland past and present against a background of Irish dance is being published on November 28th 2016. 

“She presents the classiest clutch of literary programmes”  The Guardian

"We were attracted to her material from the outset. Bold, compelling and serious"
Gareth Neame, Television and Film Executive

“Her programmes for radio are always a treasure-house” Gillian Reynolds, The Daily Telegraph

“Her stories are so well-written and her characterisations extremely convincing.” Joanna Goldsworthy, Editor & Publisher

Ann’s new novel to be published on November 28th 2016 is:








'Arcanum' 

An Irish Mystery
 
A celebration of Life with all its joy, pain and mystery.

"A very descriptive and lively read'  - Gloria Hunniford, author and broadcaster.
"Haunting and suspenseful. A delightful read" - Ireland Today
"I just loved this book" - Caroline Graham, creator of 'Midsomer Murders'.
"Pure magic" - Louise Keegan, The Keegan Academy of Irish Dance.
"A page-turner that you don't want to miss!" James Keegan, Lead Dancer, 'Lord of the Dance'.

When a troupe of Irish dancers disappear, the police and the world are baffled. While Silas Murphy and Clodagh Trevor embark on their own desperate search for their friends and colleagues, a strange and complex labyrinth of events unfold, influenced by the age-old divinatory symbolism of the Tarot cards.

'Arcanum' is a supernatural novel set in past and present Ireland against a background of Irish dance which tells of the human spirit's desire to overcome adversity. With the force of determination, plus a little magic, the veil between past and present is briefly lifted and the two are united in order to restore harmony, but not before the tragedy of loss is experienced on either side. 

This novel takes the reader on a journey through Ireland and weaves a story combining fact and fantasy, mystery and romance. 'Arcanum' will be enjoyed by readers with a strong interest in Ireland as well as those who enjoy Irish dance and those who take part in the popular art-form themselves. A fascinating and gripping read, this book will not only serve to entertain readers, but also to enlighten them. 

Publication date for 'Arcanum' is November 28th 2016.

Available in bookshops worldwide and also in eBook form through the usual websites.

Also available is Ann’s controversial 2011 novel:
The Impersonator