Short Stories

Where the bee sucks

(1995). In: (eds) Jones RG, Williams AS. The Penguin Book of Erotic Stories by Women. London: Penguin Books, pp.384-397.

Death in the egg

(1995). In: (eds) Williams AS, Jones RG. The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women. London: Penguin Books, pp.525-532.


The Strange Lockdown Life of Alice Henry

(2022). London: Linen Press


(1999) London: HarperCollins. Extract
'A funny, useful and thoroughly demystifying book about academic life' (Glasgow Sunday Herald). Read Ann Oakley on Overheads in the Times Higher Education.

A Proper Holiday

(1996). London: HarperCollins. Extract
'Excellent holiday reading' (The Mail on Sunday).

Scenes Originating in the Garden of Eden.

(1993) London: HarperCollins. Extract
'A rural romp which could make you glad to live in town' (Northern Echo).

The Secret Lives of Eleanor Jenkinson

(1992). London: HarperCollins. Extract.
'An intelligent, honest exploration of women and women's writing' (The Oxford Times).

Matilda's Mistake

(1991). London: Virago. HarperCollins paperback, 1991. Extract
'Can't wait for a BBC2 serialisation' (Time Out).

Only Angels Forget

(1990). (under the name Rosamund Clay). London: Virago.
'Sometimes funny, sometimes wrenching' (Company).

The Men's Room

(1988). London: Virago. HarperCollins paperback 1989; New York: Atheneum, 1989. Extract
'Oakley uses her sociologist's eye with devastating effect' (The Sunday Times).