Anthony Conway is the author of The Moon Tree, a saga of the 1940s Burma War and the years of conflict in Asia that followed. Drawing on his considerable experience of the Gurkhas and the Far East, he has created an engrossing story in the tradition of James Michener, John Masters, Paul Scott, MM Kaye, and the big historical sagas of Anthony Grey. Spanning several decades, The Moon Tree is a story of love and war that combines “meticulous historical research with a gripping narrative and unforgettable characters.”
He has also written the novels of the Caspasian series published by Hodder & Stoughton, and is currently working on the sixth. Described by the Independent on Sunday as “pure escapist fiction”, each novel is a stand alone story set in the 1920s and 30s, following the adventures of Captain John Caspasian, Indian Army officer and defender of the Empire.
The Black Hand is the opening novel in Jaeger, a spy series set during the Great War in homage to one of Anthony’s heroes, John Buchan.
For younger readers he has written The Case of the Uncomfortable Train Seat, the opening exploits of Teddy Brutus, schoolboy sleuth and antiquarian.
Anthony Conway read English and Philosophy at St David’s University College Lampeter. After training at Sandhurst he was commissioned into 7th Duke of Edinburgh’s Own Gurkha Rifles, remaining with the Brigade of Gurkhas for twelve years. In 1982 he was lifted out of the Borneo jungle where he was attending the Jungle Warfare Instructor’s Course, to sail to the South Atlantic and command his battalion’s Mortar Platoon in the Falklands War. Thereafter he served in other posts both within the Brigade and throughout the wider reaches of the British Army.
After leaving the Army he worked with film Director John Boorman in Ireland, writing his own screenplay The Long March, about China in the 1930s. A second screenplay was Antoine, about the life of another of his heroes, French author and pioneer airman, Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Anthony was a Director of an export company for many years, working with overseas British and international schools mostly in the Far East.
Throughout his life he has written poetry. Originally from Surrey, he now lives in Cheshire and London.
Anthony Conway is represented by Ian Drury of Sheil Land Associates Ltd, London.