Tony Earnshaw is a novelist, poet, librettist and playwright. Tony’s plays have been performed in London, Edinburgh and New York and in numerous venues around the UK. Tony has three poetry collections to his credit as well as a book for children, Tilly the Tadpole. Blessed Assurance is his first novel.
When not writing, Tony chairs Mole Valley Poets, is secretary of Mole Valley Scriptwriters and is a director of Terrestrial, a Bristol based Arts charity and of Damn Cheek Productions CIC. In his spare time he plays sax with the Greensand Band and sings with Brockham Choral.
Tony was born and brought up in the old West Riding of Yorkshire but now lives with his wife in the Surrey Hills.
Four friends. Two marriages. One underlying struggle. The conflict between principles and behaviour. And the backdrop of Yorkshire moors, Sussex coast and the North Downs.
For Tom and Pete, faith is central to their lives but they have very different takes on what that means. Anne and Liza have different priorities. And their relationships are not always straightforward. So when Tom reaches a crossroads, who does he talk to?
The son of local gentry and formerly head of his own investment company, Jonny Nower is also at a crossroads. Can the two men help each other? And can the four friends weather the storms of doubt and betrayal and emerge unscathed?