Anthony North

Biography

Thinker & Storyteller
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21 non-fiction & 14 fiction ebooks now published, PLUS my 18 volume 'I' Series - 8 volumes of Flash Fiction, 4 of Poetry & 6 of Short Essays. That's 53 ebooks, folks - & all FREE! ... for now ...
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1955 (Yorkshire, England) – I am born (Damn! Already been done). ‘Twas the best of times … (Oh well).
I was actually born in the year of Einstein's death, close to Scrooge's Counting House. It doesn't mean anything but it sounds good. As for my education, I left school at 15 and have had no formal education since. Hence, I'm self-taught.
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From a family of newsagents, at 18 I did a Dick Whittington and went off to London, only to return to pretend to be Charlie and work in a chocolate factory.
When I was ten I was asked what I wanted to be. I said soldier, writer and Dad. I never thought of it for years – having too much fun, such as a time as lead guitarist in a local rock band – but I served nine years in the RAF, got married and had seven kids. I realized my words had been precognitive when, at age 27, I came down with M.E. – a condition I’ve suffered ever since – and turned my attention to writing.
Indeed, as I realized that no expert could tell me what was wrong with me, I began my quest to find out why. Little did I realize it would last decades and take me through the entire history of knowledge, leaving me with the certainty that our knowledge systems are inadequate.
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My non-fiction is based on P-ology, a thought process I devised to work with patterns of knowledge, and designed to be a bedfellow to specialization. A form of Rational Holism, it seeks out areas the specialist may have missed. I work from encyclopaedias and introductory volumes in order to gain a grasp of many subjects and am not an expert in anything, but those patterns keep forming. Hence, I do not deal in truth, but ideas, and cover everything from politics to the paranormal.
When reading my work I ask only: do I make sense? Of course, an expert would say: a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. I agree. And an expert has so little knowledge of everything.
I also write novels and Flash Fiction in all genres.

Where to find Anthony North online

Books

Pictures of Life: A Multi-Genre Soap-Saga
Price: Free! Words: 27,750. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ordinary people meet multiple extraordinary situations, from the supernatural to crime - maybe the ordinary IS extraordinary. A whodunit, a tragedy, a romance - and loads of humour, too. And what a twisty tale it is. Just ask the ghost.
Encyclopedie: P-ology Ideas on Almost Everything Quickly Explained
Price: Free! Words: 25,980. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
Following the publication of 20 non-fiction studies, Anthony North presents his Quick Notes on Rational Holism, better known as P-ology. From politics to the paranormal, including science, religion, crime, the environment and lots more, this is the complete, yet concise guide to his ideas.
Nightshade: A Genre-Bender Sci Fi, Satire, Romance, Horror, Crime, Fantasy, Melodrama Mash-Up from Everywhere & Nowhere
Price: Free! Words: 21,530. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mashups, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The ultimate flash fantasy, join Capt Van Daken, Black Kat, Babbage & Retoks Marb on the Star Ship Nightshade. But nothing is as it seems. A totally crazy mash up of a roller coaster ride.
Towards a New Age: A Study of Alternative Thinking from Astrology to Space Exploration
Price: Free! Words: 31,150. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Mysticism
Studying Occult and New Age influences, Anthony North approaches the question: Why Are We Are? His answer will shock you. Cosmic!
Accursed Love: A Genre-Bender Soap Saga
Price: Free! Words: 27,930. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is Anthony North's second outing for a new style of genre-bending formula novel. Crime, Romance, Satire ... oh, and a Curse.
Two Treatises of Globalisation: From the Viewpoint of Both the World & Nation, a New Look at Human Society & Politics
Price: Free! Words: 39,410. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
Globalisation seems to be here to stay, but is it a Global Village Heaven or Corporate, Multi-National Hell? In this study Anthony North surveys it, first, from the global perspective, and then in terms of his own county, the UK, and advises how to survive it.
Bard: A Celebration of World Literature & Study of Archetypes
Price: Free! Words: 32,540. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2021. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry
As the title suggests, Anthony North looks anew at literature, ancient and modern, giving it a new poetic twist, outing the importance of archetypes at the heart of storytelling. All the greats re-imagined through verse and flash in the ultimate mash up of mash ups.
Conspiracy of Icons: Understanding the Role of Conspiracy Theory, Culture and the Famous in Society
Price: Free! Words: 30,000. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Conspiracy theories
From Jesus Christ to JFK, Marilyn Monroe to the New World Oder, this study of scandal, cranks, icons and conspiracy theory discloses how fame and the sensational shape who we are.
Wotdunit to the Throat & Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 32,600. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In this short story anthology meet Quentin Freud, forensic psychologist extraordinaire, or is he? Plus: a touch of noir; a fantasy of archetypes; a modern fairytale; an antidote to Austen; and a romantic tragedy.
God: A Study of Religion & the Search for the Root of Spirituality
Price: Free! Words: 40,090. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religious history
Christianity. Judaism. Islam. Hinduism. Buddhism. Taoism. After surveying the history and beliefs of the major religions, Anthony North strips away their culture to reveal a unifying under-religion existing in them all ... and in the deepest recesses of our thoughts.
Sas Delta: A Modern War Novel
Price: Free! Words: 37,600. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Anthony North first wrote this novel shortly after 9/11 - the story of a special forces soldier's war. Did he get it right? Maybe we'll never know.
A Natural History of Hallucination: Yeti, Nessie, Fairies, Werewolves, Vampires, Witches - A Study of Supposed Monsters
Price: Free! Words: 28,000. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal, Essay » Sociology
Looking at a variety of supposed monsters from folklore, Anthony North looks for connections, thus revealing a natural history of the human mind that echoes our fears.
The Storyteller & Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 33,290. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A fictional autobiography and anthology within an anthology. Only Anthony North could think that one up! Plus! A beasty, horrific island; what really happens if you get inside a psychopath's head; a 19th century caper; and a couple of romances.
Armageddon Road: A Study of Cults, Gurus, Alternative Religions & Society
Price: Free! Words: 28,790. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religious cults
Jim Jones, David Koresh & more. Knights Templar to Scientology. Surveying all things cultish and alternative, Anthony North shows how cults disclose how society really works.
Man of Our Times: A Modern Comedy
Price: Free! Words: 32,220. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
When his actions had consequences Wayne was shocked. His life was so easy - 'do what I want and to hell with the consequences' - but that belly kept on getting bigger, and bigger, and bigger ...
TechnoMan: The Story of Technology & How to Survive It
Price: Free! Words: 21,840. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » General
From fire to the internet, technology has always impacted upon us, but is it now taking away our humanity? Following a short history of tech, Anthony North asks the difficult questions.
The Lamberts: A Wotdunit
Price: Free! Words: 20,520. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Meet a family of fools tied to their own destruction in Anthony North's darkest novella so far.
Mort De Grael: Holy Grail, Science, Storytelling & the Half Life
Price: Free! Words: 23,880. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Mysticism, Essay » Literature
Using the Holy Grail and Atlantis as symbols of the complete 'you', Anthony North surveys science and storytelling to show how our knowledge has disconnected. Until these two disciplines come back together we can only live a half life, and the Grail is dead. Includes the chapter, A History of Christmas.
The Last Self Help Book: An Ultimate Guide to Who You Really Are
Price: Free! Words: 37,310. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Personality, Essay » Sociology
From Humour to Fear, Shame to Perfection, Love to Hate & more. In asking what is 'you' Anthony North combines psychology and sociology in his quest to find out what it really means to be an individual ... or not.
Matthew Sturdy: A Novel
Price: Free! Words: 36,400. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
Life can be a bitch. Mathew realises this early in life as it takes him into a world of African adventure, business and love. Little does he realise that life can be even more cruel, as he is destined to find out.
The Changing Face of Conflict: A History of the Military, Warfare & Espionage
Price: Free! Words: 33,590. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War
Battles. Generals. Weapons. Tactics. Spies. In this concise history of war Anthony North takes you from Kadesh to the war on terror and asks: what really lies behind our need for war? His answer leads him to a new strategy and technology that could make war obsolete.
Principia Philosoph 'I' - A Short History of Philosophy & Introduction to Rational Holism
Price: Free! Words: 32,540. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » New age philosophy
De-cyphering philosophy, Anthony North provides a reader-friendly history showing its importance to us today, before going on to add his own blend of Rational Holism, or P-ology.
A History of Man: A Concise Study of the World Patterns That Brought Us to Here
Price: Free! Words: 41,970. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World
History is like a novel - a single story with a single thread - but historians complicate things; make the simple difficult, so you don't bother. This book lets you be bothered.
G.A.I.A: Adventure Stories from the Global Assistance & Investigations Agency
Price: Free! Words: 18,420. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
First written in the early 1990s and set in the near future, G.A.I.A is man and machine in perfect harmony. From fighting terrorists to reacting to earthquakes, they prove super powers are all too human.
BlunderMan: A Study of Disasters, Mistakes & Knowledge
Price: Free! Words: 25,750. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » General, Essay » Sociology
Titanic, Krakatoa and more. Surveying dozens of disasters on land, sea and in the air, Anthony North asks: is there a psychology and sociology of disaster? Could knowledge hold the same mistakes? This book will shock you.
A Family Loss - A Crime Horror Novel
Price: Free! Words: 34,390. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
It was John Ferguson's worst nightmare. His mother-in-law came to live with the family. And she just wouldn't go away - even after he'd killed her. But what reality does she now inhabit? Is she merely an expression of the sorrow his wife feels? Or maybe she's just the guilt and paranoia building in his own mind. Or maybe ...?
Mysteries of the Bible: From Genesis to Revelation, the Unexplained Explained
Price: Free! Words: 29,070. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / General, Essay » Literature
Creation. Old Testament. Ark of the Covenant. Angels & Demons. Miracles. Jesus Christ. Revelation. In this ground-breaking study, Anthony North looks anew at the Christian Bible, showing how the supposed impossible is not as mysterious as we think.
The 'Y' Files: A Study of Unexplained Paranormal & Occult Phenomena
Price: Free! Words: 38,680. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
Reincarnation. Ghosts. Spiritualism. Precognition. Telepathy. Psychokinesis. The Poltergeist. Surveying the world of the Paranormal, Anthony North asks: are we dealing with separate phenomena, or various facets of a single process? Rationalizing the paranormal to prove it. From uneXplained to whY.
Man & Planet - A Study of Our Environmental Madness & How We Got Here
Price: Free! Words: 29,570. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Ecology & Environment
From climate change to pollution, Anthony North surveys green issues, environmentalism and ecology, separating fact from fantasy before delving into deep history and psychology to explain why we damage nature and the planet.
Those Little Green Men: A Study of Aliens, UFOs & Related Unexplained Phenomena
Price: Free! Words: 30,070. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Aliens & UFOs
UFO Encounters. Alien Abduction. Conspiracy Theory. Crop Circles. Offering a concise survey of the UFO phenomenon, Those Little Green Men also has oodles of new ideas. Tying the UFO to the past, you'll also meet the Flying Saucerers Apprentice and see how abduction could be global rapture.
A Space Opera & Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 32,300. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ancient astronauts, alien invasion, space voyage, virtual reality, time paradox - the main themes of Sci Fi; but can they be amalgamated into one astonishing story? Plus: rip-roaring adventure with 18th century highwaymen; you'll be surprised what horrors can be found in a church; and a Christmas tale to delight the kids, and shock the parents.
On Crime - From Cain to Cyber Crime - Jack the Ripper to Youth Gangs - a New Look at Villains & Criminality
Price: Free! Words: 28,920. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2019. Categories: Essay » Sociology
You'll find every kind of crime here from ancient times to the modern. Loads of case studies from burglars to serial killers, plus an attempt at a grand unified theory of crime.
The First Dawn of Man - A Study of Atlantis, Lost Civilizations & Consciousness
Price: Free! Words: 35,490. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Science says it's rubbish. Believers search in vain. What is the reality of ideas concerning a lost civilization? In this book, Anthony North looks at the evidence and attempts an understanding of Atlantis and the lost civilization in terms of present-day knowledge. Indeed, it may be a differing form of consciousness today that lies at the heart of our non-understanding.
Johnny Came To Town - The Greatest Story Retold?
Price: Free! Words: 33,410. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Johnny Clarke wrote stories. But when his inner muse came out of his mind to interact with the real world he knew there'd be trouble. And when he wrote a story about the God Botherer's Society that came true, the adventure began.
Age of Victimhood: A Study of Knowledge and Culture as Dictator
Price: Free! Words: 37,190. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Essay » Sociology
Media. Cars. Holidays. Fashion. Sex. Shopping. Do they empower us or turn us into victims? Beginning with how M.E. took him out of society in order to observe it, Anthony North takes you on a whirlwind tour of history, knowledge and culture to answer the question.
7,453 Words to Save the UK: A Socio-Capitalist Manifesto
Price: Free! Words: 8,090. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Essay » Political
Is there a better way to live? Can we ever be free from the chains imposed by the powerful? Can we banish ideology once and for fall? In this short book I shake up the ideologies to see what falls out.
I, Writer
Price: Free! Words: 24,780. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This is an introduction to my other eBooks – 7 volumes of Flash Fiction in most genres, 4 of poetry & 5 of essays, inc the unexplained. This volume has over 40 pieces of Flash Fiction + Poetry, Writing Tips and Memoirs – a dip-in volume to read at your leisure in a fast world. Here’s hoping I slow you down a little.
I, Adventurer
Price: Free! Words: 18,070. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
When I was a boy I imagined I was James Bond. When I grew up my adventures were not quite so spectacular. But when I became a writer, I decided my earlier imaginings had value. Hence, in this collection of Flash Fiction meet heroes, spies and villains aplenty, topped off with a series delving deep into the nature of conspiracy theory. But don't worry. Everything is under control.
I, Romantic
Price: Free! Words: 17,260. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Welcome to my love fest. After writing about crimes and horrors and intergalactic nasties, I thought I'd show my more romantic side. Hence, in this collection of Flash Fiction you'll find a delicious double-decker cream cake of human interaction, stuffed with a selection of Mini Novels (1,500 words tales so full they think they're bigger). But be warned - it is romance with bite.
I, Observer
Price: Free! Words: 13,700. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
This is my third volume of short essays to make you think. I look for patterns and generalisations; keep things simple - not to offer truths, but to highlight where complication and specialisation might get things wrong. From the nature of God to what is knowledge, I theorise on subjects as varied as politics and psychology. I even attempt an explanation of Adam's Rib.
I, Sci Fi Fan
Price: Free! Words: 16,360. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
How far can virtual reality go? What will it really be like after Armageddon? I explore these concepts in my two series of Flash Fiction in this volume, The Virtual Man and ScarLand; plus, a hand full of Mini Novels - 1,500 word tales so full they think they're bigger - exploring various science fictional themes. So sit back and let me take you to our future.
I, Unexplained
Price: Free! Words: 21,330. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
I've been fascinated by the Unexplained for some 30 years. I think such mysteries exist but don't accept traditional explanation. Hence, in these theoretical essays I look for ideas elsewhere. From Dragons to the Yeti; Bermuda Triangle to UFOs, I cover some 30 mysteries. And I end with my fictional series, Dig It, about an archaeologist who experiences a few mysteries of his own.
Verse Fest - I, Poet Series, Vol 4
Price: Free! Words: 7,120. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry
I'm a writer first, poet last; I've written some stinkers in the past; I don't compose like others do; I write for me as well as you; So here's volume four, alas.
I, Detective
Price: Free! Words: 16,690. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
You’ll find every type of crime and all manner of detectives in this dip-in volume of 16 short stories. Meet Cass Nova, who just can’t separate his personal and professional life. Go back to the 19th century with Marmaduke Grey; experience the battle of different detection methods in Hard Cop, Soft Cop; and as for The Matilda Chronicles … please forgive me, Agatha.
I, Society
Price: Free! Words: 15,150. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Essay » Sociology
Here's my second volume of reasoned rants. I call it I, Society because many of the short essays are the result of my concept of socio-psychology - that the social and psychological are often mixed. The idea has led to some interesting, if off-beat takes on life, society and you. Enjoy. And if not, maybe you’re part of my concept of psycho-sociology.
Mind Burps - I, Poet Series, Vol 3
Price: Free! Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry
(4.00 from 1 review)
My poetry comes in a peculiar way; I see the world on display; Then logic's usurped; the mind burps. So please read me, I pray.
I, Spaceman
Price: Free! Words: 19,270. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
I love the old Sci Fi series and I thought, can I write Flash Fiction in the same vein? Well, judge for yourself. In these stories you’ll meet the crew of B-Mover 14, Newton 2, Old Space Dog and a host more as they travel the Graveyard Sector; as well as my alien species the Pridians, Angerians, Envins, Lustaceans, Gred and the Slothy. We’ll go boldly, and not split infinity.
I, Essayist
Price: Free! Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012. Categories: Essay » Political
I’m uneducated in any academic sense, having left school at fifteen. However, when I came down with ME/cfs thirty years ago, I decided to educate myself. Doing so, I realized that so much is wrong with our knowledge and society. This is the first volume of my reasoned rants. You’ll also find here my views on cults and conspiracy theories, and why they happen.
Bard Stuff - I, Poet Series, Vol 2
Price: Free! Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2012. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry
I Poet, Volume Two, with lots of poems for you; there’s life and humour and even a scream, I’ll even try to turn you green; and make you think anew.
I, Horror
Price: Free! Words: 19,360. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(3.00 from 1 review)
Welcome to my horror fest. How scary can Flash Fiction get? Why not judge for yourself. In these short tales of the macabre I bring the Gothic into the modern. But a warning: there's no blood or gore here. I try to freeze it instead.
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