Anthony Randall


Anthony Randall started his writing career at seventeen, originally as a song writer, penning hundreds tunes and recording with many bands, a hobby that he still enjoys. Not being an avid reader in his youth, he hadn't seriously read any novels at all, until he was introduced to Robert A. Heinlein’s ‘Time enough for love’ by a friend, when he was thirty-years-old. Now, he sometimes has three books on the go at one time. As he says “I am definitely a late bloomer.”
He was tempted into book writing by his co-author Doug Goddard back in 2002, Doug is Dyslexic and originally asked Anthony to first decipher his scrawl, and then to correct his spelling in order to turn his story into a book. By then an avid book reader, he realized instantly the lack of content in Doug’s writing and proposed that they write together, Doug’s stories, Anthony’s words. He believes the synergy works well, the analogy that he has given it is of Doug giving him a pencil sketch and him turning it into an oil painting.
They have published two novels to date in the English Sombrero series, ‘Nothing to do but run’ and ‘The Little White Ball’, both are available in e-book and paperback format, book three ‘Choice’ is under construction, as are two new titles, a thriller called ‘The Tip of the Teaspoon’, and a detective mystery called 'The Year'. Doug has a book in his own right in circulation called 'What goes around, comes around' and Anthony has just released his debut novel called 'Tales of Tucson'.


The English Sombrero
A series of four books following the exploits of multi-millionaire businessman Don Simmons. His conquests, his tears, his laughter, his triumphs and his anguish spanning two decades twisting through the pictorial backdrops of England and Spain.


The English Sombrero (The Little White Ball)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 150,780. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
It’s 2007, multi-millionaire entrepreneur Don Simmons has a dream, that he can one day steer a football team into the final of the most prestigious soccer competition in the world, the FA Cup. After a lucrative land deal that propels him to billionaire status, he realises an opportunity to fulfil that quest. Trouble is he knows chuff all about football.
Tales of Tucson: Two Herberts, Two Years, Tucson
Price: $1.28 USD. Words: 156,590. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
If you were conscious during the eighties, well at least some of the time, into music, hot women, flaunting the law and raucous drug-fuelled love sprees, then these tales will definitely bring it all back. A hot and spicy, melodrama under scorching skies, based on true events, crammed with hilarity and pathos that will beg the question why did you never do this yourself?
The English Sombrero (Nothing To Do But Run)
Series: The English Sombrero. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 135,770. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The perfect holiday read from Anthony Randall and Doug Goddard, funny, inspirational and motivating, you’ll laugh your Sombrero off!