We are sad to announce the death of Ann Farrant

Ann Farrant died on Sunday 10th November 2019. She had been ill for a few months but her death was unexpected. She leave a very significant legacy not just in terms of here extensive writing achievements but also in terms of a major activities in the help and support of a number of charities.

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Norwich Heritage Open Days, September 2015

The grave of Amelia Opie and her father in the Quaker Burial Ground. As Norwich Heart Norwich Heritage Economic & Regeneration Trust had contributed to the publication of Ann Farrant’s biography Amelia Opie: The Quaker Celebrity it was appropriate for her to give two Amelia Opie Walks for the 2015 Heritage Open Days in September. [...]

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Martineau Society Conference

I was invited to give the opening address at this year’s Martineau Society Conference (23-26 July, 2015), which took place in Norwich, the birthplace of both Harriet Martineau and Amelia Opie. My subject was ‘Amelia Opie and the Martineaus’. The Society was founded in Norwich in 1993 and has grown steadily since then, attracting member [...]

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Sibling Bereavement

‘Sibling Bereavement’ is now avaialble as an ebook on the following sites: The Endless Bookcase Amazon Kobo Nook Book details: The emotional effect of losing a brother or sister can result in severe trauma for a child. Many children find it difficult to mourn a lost sibling, and parents can have a hard time helping [...]

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Amelia Opie by Ann Farrant

The Launch of the definitive biography “Amelia Opie” by Ann Farrant took place at The Octagon Chapel, Norwich, England on Thursday 4th December 2014. Amelia was baptised at the Octagon on 6th December, 1769.

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