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MATTHEW CONNOLLY

novelist, journalist and musician in the English Lake District

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ABOUT

MATTHEW

CONNOLLY

 

 

Writer, journalist and musician Matthew Connolly has worked for a variety of newspapers including The Guardian and The Times, where he was a classical music critic. His debut novel, Dances with the Daffodils, was a finalist in the Lakeland Book of the Year Awards. He is now working on a second novel, also set in the Lakes, and a first volume of poems. Matthew is an active musician as well, and composes short works to commission. He lives in the Lake District with his wife and two children, and is a keen outdoor swimmer and fell-runner.

 

Latest reviews of Dances with the Daffodils

 

 

"I thoroughly enjoyed this poignant love story, especially seeing Dorothy Wordsworth in a different light, as a feisty young woman, torn between her love for her brother and another.

It’s also a love story to south Lakeland."

The Quirky Traveller, June 2017

 

"This is the best book I've read so far this year. I had to ration myself with it as I wanted it to last and last and last. It has now been passed onto my Mum, her neighbour, her neighbour's neighbour and I'm wondering if I'm ever going to see it again so I can re-read it.

A beautiful story."

Amazon UK, May 2017

 

© Matthew Connolly 2017