Tony McMahon

Tony McMahon

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Tony McMahon is a London based author, former BBC producer and history buff.

Three years of solid research and visiting all the relevant historical sites helped shape a gritty and harrowing account of one Templar Knight’s quest in the Middle Ages.

This is a fascinating and unique insight for the reader into the violence and mayhem of twelfth century Europe – prepare for a medieval roller-coaster ride!

Previous books by Tony McMahon have included a no-holds-barred biography of boxing champion Errol Christie – No Place To Hide (published by Aurum Press) – which was short-listed for the best sports biography of 2011. It was also long-listed for the prestigious William Hill prize.

He also wrote the biography of Neville Staple, Original Rude Boy (published by Aurum Press), the vocalist in 1980s legendary 2Tone band The Specials. This book was well received by fans of The Specials as the band reformed in 2009.

Quest for the True Cross has already been published in Europe by Bertelsmann (under its Euromedia imprint) to very positive reviews and bumper sales. It came out in hardback in 2014 and paperback in 2015 as part of a Christmas launch. It is sold in the Czech Republic under the title Soumrak Templářů (Twilight of the Templars). Now, for the first time, it is available in English for readers in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and New Zealand.

Errol Christie
No Place To Hide – the biography of boxer Errol Christie – was short-listed for best sports biography of 2011

In September, 2016, Saqi Books will publish The Battle for British Islam – a non-fiction book looking at the current state of Islam in the UK co-authored with Sara Khan.


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