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From main page May 2018

Please Note!

I have revised/updated some of my books and changed the titles and/or covers of them. Unfortunately, this has confused Amazon who cannot apparently withdraw the old versions from their listings. I just thought that you should know!

The changes are:

1.When the time is ripe is now called

Caistor Parsons: The Gingerbread Man.

The plot is unchanged.

2. Bastards & Baronets is now called:

The Little Tin Box

The plot is unchanged, however, this book is based on my first novel Consequences! however, the ending  is completely different.

3. Stealing Tomorrow's Thunder

Only the cover of this book has been changed

Update 16th May 2017

The Little Tin box is now available on Amazon for $12.99!!!

I think it is time I explained what I have been doing with my books before my reader gets totally confused!

My first novel, Consequences, was written over 16 years ago. The original, rather ambitious, story spanned 150 years. I rewrote it and gave it a completely different ending so that it is now faster paced and only spans three years. I also gave it a new title; Bastards and Baronets. However, I was unhappy with the title and the cover, and so I have now renamed the book The Little Tin Box. This will be available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and bookstores by the end of May (2017).

Incidentally, Consequences is out of print although I believe there is one copy still available on Amazon for $500!!! I’m flattered!

My second novel was set in 16th century England with the title When the Time is Ripe. I have performed some minor editing in the second edition and given it a new cover and name: Caistor Parsons – The Gingerbread Man.

Likewise, Stealing Tomorrow’s Thunder has been given a similar facelift.

My other books, The Oxford Photograph (contemporary fiction) and Kings and Queens (non-fiction) are unchanged (so far!)

This News/Blog page will keep you up to date on what's happening on my website.

Some of the things I will be covering include:

  • Upcoming Tony Thistlewood novels
  • Free short stories that will be released and only available on this website - well that was the idea but I am afraid time is against me on this one at the moment - don't hold your breath!
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Books Online ebooks paperbacks by British author Tony Thistlewood

Delve into the ebooks and paperback mysteries of author Tony Thistlewood's The Oxford Photograph, Stealing tomorrow's Thunder, The Little Tin Box, Caistor Parsons or check facts in his Kings and Queens of England (non-fiction)

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Uncle Klaus...and other spies. A spy-thriller by Tony Thistlewood.

A precocious choirboy and his organist girlfriend become embroiled in five murders and the spy scandal of the century.

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Operation Simple Simon by Tony Thistlewood

In Operation Simple Simon by Tony Thistlewood, someone is playing dangerous games with author Max Lynn's brilliant mind; but how and why?

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English Premier League analysis

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Demeter's Dream

In this mystery by Tony Thistlewood, Demeter’s Dream is to save America and the rest of the world from corruption, greed and ever-increasing evil.

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World Cup 2018

Results and analysis

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English Premier League Soccer Analysis

English Premier League - A brief analysis of results

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Kings & Queens

Kings & Queens is a notebook, including family trees, on the history of the Royal Houses of England and the United Kingdom – from the Normans to the Windsors – and how those Houses came about.

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Nicknames of Kings and Queens of England

Nicknames of some of the Kings and Queens of England and the UK

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Football Goalposts

the size of Football Goalposts has not changed in over 130 years. It is time to change them now.

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Romance and Mystery - The Little Tin Box

Are you enthralled by the drama of suspence and mystery books with a large dollop of romance? Then The Little Tin Box is for you.

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Mystery Novels - Stealing Tomorrow's Thunder

Love mystery novels? Then read more about Stealing Tomorrow's Thunder, a contemporary mystery by Tony Thistlewood, and get a sneak peek with a free excerpt from the book for you to download.

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Contemporary fiction - Mystery novel - The Oxford Photograph

A contemporary fiction mystery novel set mostly in England

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Historical Novels - Caistor Parsons

Historical Novels by Tony Thistlewood - Caistor Parsons - The Gingerbread Man.

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The leading independent book reviewer, Readers' Favorites, has awarded five stars (the highest rating) to my mystery novel, Stealing Tomorrow's Thunder.

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The Trial of Mary Stuart

To some, the trial of Mary Stuart was a travesty of justice, while to others, Mary Queen of Scots was a Catholic and had to go…

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Writing tips

Writing Tips for those who are thinking of writing a novel, or getting involved in self-publishing ebooks, or simply wanting to brush up their writing skills.

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The leading US independent book reviewer, Reader's Favorites, has given my historical novel,When the Time is Ripe a FIVE STAR rating.

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How to retire and build your own website.

How to retire, build your own website and be reborn as an infopreneur.

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British authors - About Me

British authors -learn more about me, Tony Thistlewood, and why I write British novels.

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Comments on
Tony Thistlewood's books ....

Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

(5 Stars)

"... a beautifully written story with strong psychological underpinnings"

Demeter's Dream 
Reviewed by Ankita Shukla for Readers' Favorite 
(5 stars)

"Demeter's Dream is ... a rare combination of mythology and politics ..."

Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite
(5 stars)

 " ... a great story ... Thistlewood is a master at weaving all the elements of a tale into  one coherent, intelligent masterpiece."

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Reviewed by  Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite       (5 stars)

"... a work of great talent and imagination ..." 
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"... a dense, absorbing tale ... bursting with subplots and theories ..." -  Kirkus Reviews

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 ... a tale full of twists and turns that will leave the reader surprised ... ( Christine Nguyen for Readers' Favorites )

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Non-fiction: the Kings & Queens of England and how they got there. 

Reviewed by  Melissa Tanaka for Readers' Favorite (5 stars)

" ... a wonderful primer ... incredibly well organized and well written ...
" ... comfortable and interesting read for all ages… ”

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C aistor Parsons The Gingerbread Man

... a brilliantly written, edited and formatted work… Wow! Recommended for all lovers of historical fiction ...
(Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers' Favorites)

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Stealing Tomorrow's Thunder

(Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorites)

… An immensely entertaining and enlightening mystery story… the real deal… Fans of literary mysteries will enjoy the fruits of Thistlewood's research into Shakespeare…

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… Descriptive writing was amazingly good… I enjoyed it immensely - DGM, Cardiff, UK

… I can not put it down… will need to take it to the hairdresser with me. - JM, NSW, Australia

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