Joseph Connolly - Author

About the Author

Joseph Connolly is the critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling writer of twelve novels, as well as twelve works of non-fiction. He lives in London.

Featured books by Joseph Connolly

Boys and Girls

Boys and Girls

Author: Joseph Connolly Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2014

Susan wants another husband. Which comes as a shock to the current one. 'But not instead of you, Alan, my sugar - as well as. You see?' Yet once Susan has brazenly commandeered her boss's rich, elderly hand, Alan finds himself curiously cherishing the company - sharing wife, whisky and other, odder peccadilloes. Indeed Susan is forced to root out alternative amusements - and with their teenage daughter copying her disintegrating moral code, the complex machinery of their lives soon begins to break down. Joseph Connolly plunges the reader into a tumultuous medley of inner monologues with keen, unabashed relish; exposing marital bedroom and male bonding in this biting, excruciatingly funny observation of men, women and adolescent girls.

Other books by Joseph Connolly

This Is 64

This Is 64

Author: Joseph Connolly Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2018

THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE BOLLINGER SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF ENGLAND'S LANE. 'Connolly unfolds a rich and compelling drama of life that is anything but everyday' Daily Mail 'It is Connolly's skill to get the reader to laugh at what should make you cry or at least wince' Times Literary Supplement George is a fashion mad Beatles fan, selfish and cruel. Why his girlfriend Dorothy loves him is a mystery to her and to his best friend Sammy. When George callously chucks her he cannot anticipate that his life, post 1964, will never be the same. And forty-four years later, when George is sixty-four, rich and successful, his past will catch up with him and his family.

This Is 64

This Is 64

Author: Joseph Connolly Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/05/2017

THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE BOLLINGER SHORTLISTED AUTHOR OF ENGLAND'S LANE. 'Connolly unfolds a rich and compelling drama of life that is anything but everyday' Daily Mail 'It is Connolly's skill to get the reader to laugh at what should make you cry or at least wince' Times Literary Supplement George is a fashion mad Beatles fan, selfish and cruel. Why his girlfriend Dorothy loves him is a mystery to her and to his best friend Sammy. When George callously chucks her he cannot anticipate that his life, post 1964, will never be the same. And forty-four years later, when George is sixty-four, rich and successful, his past will catch up with him and his family.

Style

Style

Author: Joseph Connolly Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2016

Terence is sick of people making a fuss of Alexander. His looks. His money. His fame. Who wouldn't resent so successful a son? Even if he is only ten years old. Joseph Connolly's brilliant new comedy of manners weaves together a domestic tableaux of characters - those with old-fashioned manners, tabloid manners, and no manners at all - in a satire on oedipal envy, neighbourly rivalry and the shameless stupidity of our fame-fuelled society.

Style

Style

Author: Joseph Connolly Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2015

Terence is sick of people making a fuss of Alexander. His looks. His money. His fame. Who wouldn't resent so successful a son? Even if he is only ten years old. Joseph Connolly's brilliant new comedy of manners weaves together a domestic tableaux of characters - those with old-fashioned manners, tabloid manners, and no manners at all - in a satire on oedipal envy, neighbourly rivalry and the shameless stupidity of our fame-fuelled society.

Boys and Girls

Boys and Girls

Author: Joseph Connolly Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2015

Susan wants another husband. Which comes as a shock to the current one. 'But not instead of you, Alan, my sugar - as well as. You see?' Yet once Susan has brazenly commandeered her boss's rich, elderly hand, Alan finds himself curiously cherishing the company - sharing wife, whisky and other, odder peccadilloes. Indeed Susan is forced to root out alternative amusements - and with their teenage daughter copying her disintegrating moral code, the complex machinery of their lives soon begins to break down. Joseph Connolly plunges the reader into a tumultuous medley of inner monologues with keen, unabashed relish; exposing marital bedroom and male bonding in this biting, excruciatingly funny observation of men, women and adolescent girls.

This Is It

This Is It

Author: Joseph Connolly Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/10/2014

His girlfriend commands that he marry her. His wife demands him home in time for tea. His blackmailer commandeers half of his secret earnings. Then he gets hit by a bus. All in all, it's not a good day for Eric. And once he's on crutches, it becomes impossible to juggle two lives, three women and one vicious gangster. Eric's double-decker life and triple-tangled lies drive him to a catastrophic collision in Joseph Connolly's wry and ingeniously plotted black comedy.

Stuff

Stuff

Author: Joseph Connolly Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2014

A successful day for Emily - interior designer and total bitch - is throttling her husband Kevin and tormenting his best friend Raymond to their mutual satisfaction. A good day for Raymond is venting his frustrations on Emily's fine form and getting a glimpse of her even finer daughter Shelley. A tolerable day for Kevin is just avoiding Emily - until he meets a surprising young woman who sees through his dim wits to the kindly man beneath...Emily's a maelstrom of malice, but there's only so far she can push Kevin and Raymond before the storm finally breaks. Stripping the veneer of pretension and civility, Connolly's thrillingly repulsive characters are unveiled through breathless interior monologue to reveal the genuine and grotesque urges that drive them all into a violent climax.

It Can't Go On

It Can't Go On

Author: Joseph Connolly Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2014

The moment he spots Maria's long legs at a party, Jeremy knows he's done for. The moment she sees that look in his eyes, Maria knows she's in for a free ride. The moment she twigs Jeremy's sneaking around, his wife Anne thinks she knows he's having an affair with Nan - their nanny. And chucks Jeremy out. Like dropping a grenade into a pond, this sets off a ricochet of concentric calamity that changes Jeremy's life; and those of Anne, Maria, Nan, Max, Hugo and everyone else they know; leaving them in disarray, washed up or exactly where they were before. In razor-sharp comic style, Joseph Connolly sets up his characters like pawns in a devilish chess game, prodding them towards war, conquest, or merely in ever-maddening circles. Lust, manipulation and fear of being alone propel Jeremy in the most inextricable of purgatorial repetitons, until he seems to embody society's cruellest absurdities about the pointlessness of it all - forever going on.

Boys and Girls

Boys and Girls

Author: Joseph Connolly Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2014

Susan wants another husband. Which comes as a shock to the current one. 'But not instead of you, Alan, my sugar - as well as. You see?' Yet once Susan has brazenly commandeered her boss's rich, elderly hand, Alan finds himself curiously cherishing the company - sharing wife, whisky and other, odder peccadilloes. Indeed Susan is forced to root out alternative amusements - and with their teenage daughter copying her disintegrating moral code, the complex machinery of their lives soon begins to break down. Joseph Connolly plunges the reader into a tumultuous medley of inner monologues with keen, unabashed relish; exposing marital bedroom and male bonding in this biting, excruciatingly funny observation of men, women and adolescent girls.

A-Z Eating Out

A-Z Eating Out

Author: Joseph Connolly Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/02/2014

The AZ of Eating Out is a wonderfully light-hearted, humorous and anecdotal guide to all aspects of eating away from home, offering a wealth of guidelines, suggestions, top tips, cautions, advice and insider knowledge to help everyone get the most out of their dining experience. Organized into 146 AZ entries, each of which is followed by a handy list of related topics, the book is not a restaurant guide but rather a shrewd and in-depth exploration of every facet of eating out some more familiar than others. Entries include: All-you-can-eat buffet, Complaining, Family meals, Going Dutch, Invitations, Liquid lunch, Outdoor eating, Queuing, Star chefs, Tipping, Vegetables, Wine list, X-factor, and many more. This is an ideal gift book for the casual diner and the committed gourmet alike.

Summer Things

Summer Things

Author: Joseph Connolly Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/08/2013

Howard's getting it in the neck at home. Dotty isn't getting any at all. And Norman's getting it at work - from the girl under his desk. What they need is a holiday to let off a bit of steam. And steam is just what they get. As couples of varied ages, class and income set up their deckchairs on the beach, the scene is set for a few crossed wires, a wave of embarrassment and a lot of sand between the sheets. Sun, sea, sex, squabbling: Joseph Connolly's bestselling novel goes straight to the secret heart of that sticky farce of lust and snobbery: the British seaside.

England's Lane

England's Lane

Author: Joseph Connolly Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/08/2013

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE - AS IF THE ROYLE FAMILY WERE WRITTEN BY MARTIN AMIS! 'Vibrant tragicomic slices of cosmopolitan Englishness' Independent on Sunday 'A rich and compelling drama of life' Daily Mail 'Connolly has a keen sense of the hushed emotional tenderness of English life and our silent shattering pain' Sunday Telegraph Jim and Milly. Stan and Jane. Jonathan and Fiona. Winter, 1959. Three married couples: each living in England's Lane, each with an only child, and each attending to family, and their livelihoods - the ironmonger's, the sweetshop and the butcher's. Each of them hiding their lies, disguising sin, coping in the only way they know how.

Faber and Faber: Eighty Years of Book Cover Design

Faber and Faber: Eighty Years of Book Cover Design

Author: Joseph Connolly Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2009

Joseph Connolly - book collector, antiquarian dealer, and acclaimed novelist - has compiled an impassioned guide and love letter to the designers, artists and authors at the heart of Faber's design story. From its beginnings in the 1920s and 1930s on to the classic years of innovation under Berthold Wolpe after the War, and from the celebrated period of collaboration with Pentagram on to the modern day, here is, as he concludes in his preface, 'a lavish celebration of the art and beauty of these magnificent covers, from just the first eighty years'. Even gazing at these so slim spines, I was taken. And at the foot of each one, the word Faber. The vitality of the design, even on these very narrow spines, compelled me to slide out the books. And the covers! Oh my goodness, the covers ... the colour, strength and typography were not at all brash, but merely dynamic: here, I thought, was splendour. And it was the covers that encouraged me to open the books. And to read. And then to discover.

Faber and Faber: Eighty Years of Book Cover Design

Faber and Faber: Eighty Years of Book Cover Design

Author: Joseph Connolly Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2009

Joseph Connolly - book collector, antiquarian dealer, and acclaimed novelist - has compiled an impassioned guide and love letter to the designers, artists and authors at the heart of Faber's design story. From its beginnings in the 1920s and 1930s on to the classic years of innovation under Berthold Wolpe after the War, and from the celebrated period of collaboration with Pentagram on to the modern day, here is, as he concludes in his preface, 'a lavish celebration of the art and beauty of these magnificent covers, from just the first eighty years'. Even gazing at these so slim spines, I was taken. And at the foot of each one, the word Faber. The vitality of the design, even on these very narrow spines, compelled me to slide out the books. And the covers! Oh my goodness, the covers ... the colour, strength and typography were not at all brash, but merely dynamic: here, I thought, was splendour. And it was the covers that encouraged me to open the books. And to read. And then to discover.

Public Safety A Novel of 1941

Public Safety A Novel of 1941

Author: Joseph Connolly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2007

Public Safety A Novel of 1941

Public Safety A Novel of 1941

Author: Joseph Connolly Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/06/2007

P.G. Wodehouse

P.G. Wodehouse

Author: Joseph Connolly Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/09/2004

P G Wodehouse charmed 20th-century readers with his delightful tales recounting the bunglings of his endearing aristocrats.

The Memoirs of Senator Joseph Connolly

The Memoirs of Senator Joseph Connolly

Author: Joseph Connolly, Martin Mansergh Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/1996

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