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Joseph Connolly (born 23 March 1950) is a British journalist, novelist, non-fiction writer and bibliophile.

For many years Connolly was the proprietor of The Flask Bookshop in Hampstead, London. Having started writing fiction rather late in life, he is best known today for his comic novels, especially in France, where they have been translated by Alain Defossé. He also contributes to The Times and various other publications.

Connolly lives in Hampstead.



His novels are published by Faber and Faber.


  • Collecting Modern First Editions (1977) (a standard work on book collecting)
  • Modern First Editions: Their Value to Collectors (1984)
  • Children's Modern First Editions: Their Value to Collectors (1988)
  • P.G. Wodehouse (1979) (biography)
  • Jerome K. Jerome (1982) (biography)
  • Beside the Seaside (1999)
  • All Shook Up: A Flash of the Fifties (2000)
  • Christmas And How to Survive It: Laughter Matters (2003)
  • Eighty Years of Book Cover Design (2009)[1]

References and external links


  1. ^ Conrad, Peter (2009-07-12). "This time you can judge all you like" (in English). The Observer (Guardian News and Media): pp. Review p19. Retrieved 2009-07-13.  


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