- Vacances Anglaises (Du Seuil, 2000)
- Embrassez qui vous voudrez (Du Seuil, Film tie of Summer Things–2002)
- N'oublie pas mes petits souliers (Du Seuil, 2001)
- Drôle de bazar (Gallimard, 2002)
- Ca ne peut plus durer (Du Seuil, 2003)
- SOS (Du Seuil, 2004)
- L'amour est une chose étrange (Flammarion, 2007)
- Jack l'Epate et Mary Pleine de Grace (Flammarion 2009)
- England's Lane (Flammarion 2013)
- Other publications
Vacances Anglaises (Du Seuil, 2000)
Left: The film tie-in version, showing the star,
Charlotte Rampling. Centre: the DVD
Right: Previous cover
Embrassez qui vous voudrez (Du Seuil, 2002)
The Film tie-on of Summer Things and the DVD.
Above left: Joseph Connolly with the writer/actor/director Michel Blanc on set in Paris
during the making of the film Embrassez qui vous Voudrez, based on the novel Summer Things, published in France as Vacances Anglaises
Above right: Joseph Connolly with director Michel Blanc in Monte Carlo 2003 when the film Embrassez qui vous Voudrez was awarded the prize at the film festival for the best European adaptation of a novel
N'oublie pas mes petits souliers (Du Seuil, 2001)
Winter is also being unkind to Norman Furnish, who lost his job working for Howard and with it Howard’s beloved daughter Katie, who herself is hitched up with a Neanderthal gun-toting romancer from Chicago, Rick, as well as Melody’s former squeeze, Miles McInerney, an amoral, cocky (and married) salesman. And what of Howard and Elizabeth – can his new love Laa-Laa and her current fling, Zoo-Zoo (Howard’s ex –don’t ask), help them find peace, contentment and sexual nirvana this Christmas.
Drôle de bazar (Gallimard, 2002)
To Emily, her interior design business is everything, but to her clueless husband, Kevin, it’s just a load of stuff. He despairs of her, and turns instead to Milly – but their brief time together in Brighton has unforeseen and dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, Emily embarks on an affair with a PR man called Raymond. But it soon becomes apparent that he’s much keener on her daughter Shelley…
A rich, darkly funny and densely plotted novel, Stuff moves at an unflagging pace towards a surprising and electrifying denouement.
Ca ne peut plus durer (Du Seuil, 2003)
SOS (Du Seuil, 2004)
L'amour est une chose étrange (Flammarion, 2007)
Jack l'Epate et Mary Pleine de Grace (Flammarion 2009)
1939, Jackie and Mary are just two of the millions of ordinary Londoners whose lives are changed by the most extraordinary of circumstances. Unmarried yet very much in love, their life together before the war is ordered and conventional enough: Jackie’s work as a labourer brings in modest but adequate funds while Mary is content in her role about the house.
England's Lane (Flammarion 2013)Jim and Milly. Stan and Jane. Jonathan and Fiona. Winter, 1959. Three married couples: each living in England’s Lane, each with an only child, and each attending to family, and their livelihoods – the ironmonger’s, the sweetshop, and the butcher’s. Each of them living a lie, disguising sin, and coping in the only way they know how.
A selection of editions from other countries