Publications by Tony Lawson
A NEW WORLD – the story of Genesis retold in verse
“A New World” is the first book of Moses, more commonly known as Genesis, retold in a unique form. Smooth-flowing verses of perfectly rhyming couplets and a fast, dynamic rhythm instantly sweep the reader from the verdant delights of the Garden of Eden, past Noah and the flood and the adventures of Abraham and Isaac, to Joseph’s arrival in Egypt and his rise to power as Pharaoh’s right-hand man. A light-hearted but never irreverent style brings the characters from this biblical story to life and makes “A New World” a highly enjoyable read for both children and adults alike. The detailed, faithful rendering of the original book of Genesis also makes it an invaluable aid for modern religious teaching.
INNER SENSE – a fantasophical journey into the essence of existence
Daniel Davis is a bored and disillusioned bank clerk whose humdrum existence is unexpectedly put to the test one morning by the appearance of The Black: an impenetrable wall of darkness which incarcerates him unremittingly within the confines of his own home. Totally cut off from the outside world, Daniel has to reorganize and reassess his daily life in order to retain some control over his vacillating mind. When a chance to escape finally arrives, Daniel finds himself, perhaps unsurprisingly, teetering between the frying pan and the fire. Aware that he has no real choice, he starts out on an intrepid journey in which past and present, fact and fiction, fear and fascination interweave in a kaleidoscopic world whose enigmatic inhabitants goad him into a seemingly impossible quest to find his inner sense.
ALF’S ALPHABET – illustrated by Jon Beynon
“Alf’s Alphabet” is a recreational activity book designed to engage young learners in a series of lighthearted, riddle-solving activities. Delightfully illustrated in full colour, the book offers children an enjoyable break from more formal didactic activities.