5 Feb 2013

Mad Reviews!

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MAD HANNAH RAFFERTY - Short-listed for the MIND Book of the Year when first published in print. Mad Hannah is writing her gaudy life story on toilet paper while incarcerated in a mental hospital. (ebook edition available early spring 2012) Read full synopsis

"Hannah Rafferty's deftly written story will remain in the mind long after gaudier and more celebrated fiction has been forgotten" - Sunday Times

VOLANASIA? MY GOD, WHAT NEXT! - A mordant black comedy with nice and nasty characters and some wild goings-on; yet at the same time a very serious contemporary issue is raised. (ebook edition January 2012) Read full synopsis

“Compelling and gripping entertainment” - Online Review

CONVERSATIONS WITH JOAN OF ARC - Based on historical fact, the book is a thought-provoking and moving account of one of the great heroines of the Middle Ages. (Previously unpublished ebook - February 2012) Read full synopsis

“Amazing and very well researched” - Online Review

THE GODLESS GIRL - Elvira’s return home affects the lives of those closest to her and puts her own life in danger. (Previously unpublished ebook - February 2012) Read full synopsis

TWO WOMEN TWO WARS - During World War 1, Eliot Palgrave meets delightful Daisy Dolman when his fellow officer, Guy, jilts her. He marries Daisy and hopes to write a great novel about the war. A story of tangled relationships with surprising twists and turns. (Previously unpublished ebook – February 2012) Read full synopsis

"an absolutely must read book" - Online Review

CARROWAY BLUES - Denis Ducane’s yearning for culture and for the daughter of a middle-class family. (Previously unpublished ebook – March 2012) Read full synopsis

SOME GREAT ENDEAVOUR - Set in the Edwardian period. A group of progressive young people seek to change an unjust society. (Previously unpublished ebook - April 2012) Read full synopsis

SPARROWS IN A TEMPEST - The sequel to Some Great Endeavour. The book is a moving story of a troubled love-affair during the First World War. (Previously unpublished ebook - May 2012) Read full synopsis

IN THE PALM HOUSE - Short-listed for the Whitbread First Novel Prize when first published in print. Set in the 1950s: a boy’s tragicomic relations with his family and with a big-brother Jesus Christ. (ebook edition to be published in 2012)

"In The Palm House is a fine debut; Mr Sullivan is a novelist to watch"
- Daily Telegraph

CHIEFLY ABOUT HOOKE - A ruefully comic account of self-deception. (ebook edition to be published in 2012)

"All would-be writers should read this funny, insightful and assured novel"
- Sunday Times


  1. Hello! I'm not sure how often you're able to update your blog, or read your comments, but I wanted to write here and tell you again how much I love "Conversations With Joan of Arc." It's one of my favorite books about Joan. I wanted to know if Nicholas' chronicle ahd actually been written--as in, if it existed in a historical document--and if it did, would you happen to know if it's available somewhere? I'd like to read it. Thank you!

    1. Hi Blackbird. I have emailed Tony and below is his response. I tend to look after Tony's online stuff while he get's on writing more books. ATB. Colin Timms (publisher)

      'I'm very pleased you enjoyed CONVERSATIONS WITH JOAN OF ARC and thank you if the starry review is yours. As to poor old Loiseleur, all references I've found make him out to be a nasty agent provocateur. Although he did visit Joan in her cell, I'm afraid everything I've written about him, and their relationship, is purely fiction. Thank you again for your interest.@

      Tony Sullivan

  2. Craig Lancaster Marr14 September 2017 at 09:01

    Tony, did you teach A'Level Communication Studies at Nelson & Colne College? If so I was a student of yours 1984-86. You were an amazing lecturer. I remember your leather jacket, turtlenecks and your dry sense of humour. It was a pleasure being your student. I later graduated from Leeds Polytechnic and became a college /school librarian. Since 2007 I have worked around the Middle East in international schools, setting up and managing libraries and teaching research skills, academic honesty and citation. Lecturers like you and Bill Hindle (who taught English) gave me a great start in life. All best wishes, Craig Lancaster Marr.