Anna Fargher

Anna Fargher was raised in a creative hub on the Suffolk coast by an artist and a ballet dancer. She read English Literature at Goldsmiths before working in the British art world and opening her own gallery.

The Umbrella Mouse is her first book, which she wrote on her iPhone notepad during her daily commute on the London Underground.

Anna splits her time between London and Suffolk where she is often found exploring the coastline and marshlands under the huge East Anglian skies. She is currently writing a second middle-grade novel, due for publication in 2020.


The Umbrella Mouse

Anna Fargher

London is under attack.

Orphaned and alone after James Smith and Sons umbrella shop (her family’s home for the last 87 years) is hit by a bomb, young refugee mouse Pip Hanway begins a perilous quest for a new home.

But the only way to get there is by joining Noah’s Ark, a secret gang of animals fighting the war in France.

When the Nazis close in, Pip must risk everything to save her new friends.

‘As soon as I started reading The Umbrella Mouse I knew I’d found something incredibly special.’

— Chloe Seager