first got into the books of Tom Holt when I found I had finished the "Mapp
& Lucia" books, by E.F.Benson, and
discovered that I didn't want the adventures to end. Luckily, I saw
Tom Holt's two sequels, "Lucia in Wartime" and "Lucia Triumphant" in a
bookshop, so I bought them! After finishing them off, I realised
that there was more to Tom Holt than a pair of E.F.Benson sequels; he had
also written a series of 'Comic Fantasy' novels, which I gradually bought
and devoured. Now, I'm 'a bit of a fan', with a complete collection
of the novels on my bookshelf, (some of which are signed!)
I can strongly recommend the following newsgroup:
Mr Holt has been known to post there on occasion...
have introduced new cover designes for the Tom Holt Comic Fantasy books
- the links below will point to whatever version Amazon.co.uk has - where
possible, I will put up pictures of both covers (for interest!)
I have now added some of the new cover designs for the Omnibus Editions - more as and when I find them!
held it's first ever 'Meet', on 3rd June 2000 in Hayes, Middlesex.
A number of reports and pictures are available here.
I was there and my own pictures are here
Contain Traces of Magic"
(Hardback) - Due June 4th 2009
|"The Better Mousetrap" (Hardback) - Out Now!||"A
Song For Nero"
(Paperback) by Thomas Holt (it's the same guy, honest!)
- Out Now!
Triumphant" the long out-of-print sequel to
the "Mapp & Lucia" series created by E.F.Benson. This book, one
of Tom's first (not counting the infamous 'PBTH' :) , is being reissued
in the US by Moyer Bell, who have done an excellent job of reissuing the
original E.F.Benson novels over the last few years.
It's available to pre-order on Amazon.com - click on the picture!
At time of revisions to this page (January 2004) there is no sign of either this book, or the other 'Lucia' novel by Tom Holt, "Lucia in Wartime" - we live in hope that it WILL appear sometime soon...
|Also available, on Amazon.com, is "Expecting Beowulf", a US omnibus which contains "Expecting Someone Taller" and "Who's Afraid of Beowulf"|
|The following is a list of his books - it is complete with one notable exception - which is out of print anyway and you probably wouldn't want it even if I told you what it was, which I won't, lest Mr Holt is reading this and sends retribution my way. Suffice it to say, it was written a VERY LONG TIME AGO and features POEMS.|
|(Click on the picture to order the book from Amazon.co.uk! All link to the paperback edition unless otherwise stated.)|
|Expecting Someone Taller||Who's Afraid of Beowulf||Flying Dutch||Ye Gods!||Overtime|
|Here Comes the Sun||Grailblazers||Faust Among Equals||Odds and Gods||Djinn Rummy|
|My Hero||Paint Your Dragon||Open Sesame||Wish You Were Here||Only Human|
|Snow White and the Seven Samurai||Valhalla||Nothing But Blue Skies||Falling Sideways||Little People|
|The Paul Carpenter Trilogy|
|The Portable Door||In Your Dreams||Earth, Air, Fire and Custard||You Don't Have To Be Evil To Work Here But It Helps||Barking|
|"Dead Funny - Omnibus 1" - Contains 'Flying Dutch' & 'Faust Among Equals'||"Mightier
Than The Sword: Omnibus 2"
Contains 'My Hero' & 'Who's Afraid of Beowulf?"
Contains 'Here Comes The Sun' & 'Odds and Gods'
Contains 'Overtime' & 'Grailblazers'
Contains 'Expecting Someone Taller' & 'Ye Gods!'
and Sinners: Omnibus 6"
Contains 'Paint Your Dragon' & 'Open Sesame'
Contains 'Wish You Were Here' & 'Djinn Rummy'
|The Walled Orchard||Alexander At The World's End||Olympiad||A Song For Nero||Meadowland|
|Other||In 2006, a series of short books was produced in an attempt to encourage more prople to read - Tom was one of those invited to contribute a story; the result, "Someone Like Me" is a dark and gripping story.|
|Someone Like Me - Quick Reads|
|Tom Holt Links|
|Orbit Books (Tom Holt's publishers)||
||Uwe Milde's Tom Holt page||
(this is an interview Tom Holt gave to the Editor of the
USS Beagle Fanzine, via the internet.
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