Author of Dances with the Daffodils

"A fine achievement!"

Joan Bakewell, writer and arts broadcaster


"A real delight!"

Lucy Newlyn, poet and Wordsworth biographer

Praise for Dances with the Daffodils


“Classy romantic stuff ... and genuinely poetic.” 


“I feel as if I have discovered a long-lost Thomas Hardy manuscript.” 


“Beautiful, evocative, captivating.”


“Set to become a classic, hold on to your copy!” 


“The author delights in the inventive, playful and clever use of language.

The book is charming, witty and sensitive.” 


“It has a real touch of Dickens and Balzac but reminds me too of Rohinton Mistry. Wonderful!” 


"The characters are so vivid and some of the descriptions moved me in ways I have never been moved by literature before."

I'm soon to complete my second novel, which is inspired by Emily Brontë's masterpiece, Wuthering Heights. The novel is set in the present day, and is intended as a modern version of Wuthering Heights, closely following the storyline, themes and character types of the original but relocating the setting from Yorkshire to the Lake District, where I now live. Wuthering Heights has always haunted and fascinated me, and I plan to flatter its author with my imitation in autumn 2021.

Matthew Connolly