British Cypriot author Adrianne Roy is best known for her critically acclaimed comedy novel Do You Know Who I Am? which was inspired by her parent’s journey from a rural village in Cyprus to the East End of London in the late 1940s.
Born and educated in Hackney, Adrianne later enrolled at the prestigious Guildford College of Law where she qualified as a solicitor in 1987. She practiced conveyancing and criminal law until 2006 when she gave up the legal profession to become an author.
Her debut book received worldwide recognition and has caught the eye of Hollywood film producers who have optioned the rights to the novel. A script adaptation has been commissioned to make the book into a feature movie intended for the world cinema and is currently in development in Hollywood with J.Todd Harris of Branded Pictures Entertainment as the Executive Producer and Jason Connery attached as the film’s director.
Adrianne has maintained creative control by serving as one of the film’s producers.
When she is not writing she is a life coach and now lives in Hertfordshire with her son Christopher. She is currently working on her next novel.
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DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?
This hilarious comedy about Cypriot life set in Cyprus and London begins with Annie’s mother’s journey back in time from a village life in rural Cyprus, riding her pet donkey and attending family weddings, to the steps of the East End of London in the late 1940s. Nothing prepared her for the new life that awaited her, being flung into a clash of cultures, language barriers and difficult domestic arrangements. Annie goes on to describe what it was like being brought up in Hackney, as a Cypriot girl in the 1960s by strict and controlling parents whose priorities were to maintain her virginity intact and groom her for a Cypriot husband. Annie’s journey deals with her conflict against the strict control, double standards and egotistic chauvinism, including her take on weddings, education, religion, work and love. How she deals with the dramas and obstacles along the way leads her to ultimate power and self-discovery. The book is both earthy and nostalgic – taking you back down memory lane – and is equipped with a glorious sense of humour over some powerful events.