Ann Cliff made a gradual progression from writing non – fiction books and articles about country life and local history, to Yorkshire regional sagas.
A small farmer herself, Ann has written about traditional country cures and country crafts, as well as smallholding including the “Backyard Farming” series, formerly writing as Ann Williams. She has always been interested in organic and sustainable farming and gardening.
Moorland Lass, Ann’s first novel, was developed on and off over twenty years, before seeing publication by Robert Hale Ltd. It was inspired by the history of her favourite piece of Yorkshire, the eastern side of Nidderdale, locally called ‘The High Side.’