21st November 2018

An interview on the University of Hull Alumni website in which Tim discusses his new book The Glorious Dead as well as his career in general and - in respect of his novel Writing Therapy - his interest in adolescent mental health. 

7th November 2018

A week after publication of The Glorious Dead here is just a sample of what people have said about the book (so far):

A vivid picture of battle-ravaged Ypres...rooted in historic fact The Soldier magazine

A powerful subject tackled with energy and skill Ian MacMillan, BBC Radio 3 The Verb

I was completely enthralled by this novel Adele 'Kraftireader' on her book blog

An emotional journey through the past... a brutally honest and captivating read Cheryl M-M's Book Blog

A powerful book, strongly written Northern Reader

You can order The Glorious Dead here (from your preferred supplier including Book Depository, Foyles, Waterstones, Amazon and WHSmith). It should also be available in all good bookshops.

And if not, please ask!


Tim Atkinson is a teacher, author and award-winning blogger. He was born in Colchester, brought up in Yorkshire and now lives with his wife and family in Lincolnshire.

Having studied philosophy at the University of Hull he worked at a variety of jobs including filing clerk, lay-clerk, chain-man and school teacher. He has taught philosophy at a boys' grammar school and psychology at a girls' high school and is now a full-time writer.

For the last five years he has been researching and writing a book about the aftermath of World War One called The Glorious Dead. A special hardback subscription edition of this book is being published by Unbound in November 2018 after which the trade edition will be released to the general public. You can find out more about Tim's latest book by clicking here.

What readers say...

A powerful subject tackled with energy and skill... Ian McMillan (The Glorious Dead)

A beautifully-angled novel about growing up and breaking down... Revd. Richard Coles (Writing Therapy)

An interesting read on an almost forgotten aspect of the First World War... Martin Middlebrook (The Glorious Dead)

Sound advice... The Sun (Creative Writing: The Essential Guide)

Writing Therapy blew me away... Amazon

I commend the book... Rt. Hon. Frank Field MP (Fatherhood: The Essential Guide)

An excellent resource... Discover Countries: The United Kingdom (Amazon)

Beautifully written. Disturbingly convincing... Writing Therapy (Amazon)

Absolutely perfect for the dad-to-be... Fatherhood: The Essential Guide (Amazon)

One of the most - if not THE most - up-to-date creative writing books on the market...

Creative Writing: The Essential Guide (Amazon)

Well-researched and thorough... Discover Countries: India (Amazon)

Tim's writing is a pleasure to read... Writing Therapy (Amazon)

A great resource for students... Homer's Iliad: A Study Guide (Amazon)

A hidden delight... Tiny Acorns (Amazon)