One of five children born and brought up in Chigwell, Essex, Ann Farmer is married with three children and four grandchildren.
She has a Masters Degree in Jewish-Christian Relations from the Centre for Jewish-Christian Relations in Cambridge; Dissertation, ‘Has the Holocaust influenced Views of G. K. Chesterton’s ‘anti-Semitism’’; she was awarded the 2000 Jewish Christian Relations Essay Prize and contributed online student guidance.
She was Chair of the Labour Life Group, and edited Labour Life Group News.
As well as published books, she authored ‘Population Control and Democracy – an Uncivil Partnership” in the forthcoming The Purple Book (Ed. D. Lindsay).
She has contributed studies on Chesterton and anti-Semitism to The Chesterton Review; articles on Catholic history in Catholic Life magazine, and on life issues in various journals. For many years she contributed homilies, articles and cartoons to Redemptorist Publications, and research for the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children.
A full-length work on G. K. Chesterton, 'Chesterton and the Jews: a fully rounded Portrait', has now been published.