Now that we have won the Cold War and Russia has become a docile, happy little country, no longer intent on world domination I thought I would tell the tale of how it really was for a young squaddie defending democracy against the ever spreading threat of the Red Menace – a tale of humour, intrigue, spies and the occasional quiet night out with a half pint. The novel has been available as an eBook for the past couple of weeks;


The good book has landed. It is now in glorious paperback and the cover looks very erm well – red. So we have just taken delivery of Fighting The Red Menace, the new book by Sean Connolly – that’s me. Having opened the first box, I have to say, the new novel looks fantastic.

The books were delivered, as promised by the publisher, right on time for the Southport Airshow. With only hours to spare, we deployed to Southport beach as planned to show off the shiney red books.

A book signing and talk is taking place at 7 p.m Friday 16th September at Write Blend book shop which is to be found at 124 South Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, L22 0ND. The event is free and open to anyone who wishes to attend which had better be all of you lot – your support would be very welcome. There is also a cafe for drinks and food above the bookshop.

The official Book Launch will take place at 1p.m Saturday 8th October at The Guelder Rose on the promenade in Southport. This will be followed by a celebration for both book launch and birthdays for the author (that’s me) and his brother – Billy Connolly.

It only remains for me to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the birth of Fighting The Red Menace. I couldn’t be happier about the book and I see a bright future for it.

You can purchase personalised signed copies from for just £6.99 and copies are also now available from Amazon – click HERE. Hurry – Your 4 minute warning begins now.

Best wishes,

And don’t forget to come along this Friday – 7 p.m 16th September at Write Blend book shop at 124 South Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, L22 0ND.