About Anne Dunhill

Anne is a novelist and Italian translator. She is the granddaughter of Alfred Dunhill. After a much publicised debutante season in 1964, she became one of the few former debutantes to make it as a model, working in London, Milan and Paris between 1965 and 1969. Anne married her first husband Kenneth Sweet in 1968. In 1969 she went to Venice on holiday and remained there for six years, living with the Venetian artist Count Roberto Ferruzzi, with whom she had a son and daughter, Ingo and Anita (d.2009). In 1975 she returned to London and married Anthony Russell-Roberts who later became the Administrative Director of the Royal Ballet. They had two daughters, Tabitha and Juliet and divorced in 1998. She was a full time mother until 1986 when she did a BA in English and Italian at Royal Holloway, University of London. This led to two new careers as a novelist and translator. From 1996 to 2001 she was Arts Editor of Epicurean Life Magazine. In 2002 she did an MA in Representations of Italy at Royal Holloway and converted to Roman Catholicism.

She writes reviews for the Independent Catholic News.