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Anne Forbes was born in Edinburgh in April 1940. In 1966, she applied for a teaching post with the Kuwait Oil Company (Gulf Oil and BP) and taught in its Anglo-American school until its closure in 1970. She then joined the Al Nouri English School, before leaving in 1976 to get married.

Anne Forbes

Anne Forbes was born in Edinburgh in April 1940. In 1966, she applied for a teaching post with the Kuwait Oil Company (Gulf Oil and BP) and taught in its Anglo-American school until its closure in 1970. She then joined the Al Nouri English School, before leaving in 1976 to get married.

Now living in Kuwait City, Anne returned to teaching when her daughter, Hanan, was fifteen years old. She also worked informally with Sheikha Hussah Sabah al Salim al Sabah at the 'Dar al Athar al Islammiya', which translates as 'The House of Islamic Antiquities' where she edited books and articles pertaining to the treasures of the Sabah Collection.

Anne was inspired to write 'Footsteps in the Sand', a history of Kuwait and her neighbours. Published in 2004, it is an impressive volume which covers everything from the German penetration of the Persian Gulf at the turn of the century to the disastrous regime of Saddam Hussein.

Unable to stop writing, Anne turned her hand to a very different genre and her first children's book 'Dragonfire', an exciting fantasy adventure set in contemporary Edinburgh was published by Floris Books in 2006. Since then she has written five more titles in the Dragonfire series and the final book 'Dragon Seeker' was  published in 2011. 

Now in her seventies, Anne and her husband have houses in both Scotland and Kuwait and generally spend the summer months in Edinburgh to escape the 45C - 50C heat of Kuwaiti summers.

 

         

 

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