I am delighted to announce that my critically acclaimed novel For Love of Anna, is now published as an audio book. When university student Guido van Thool accidentally bumps into the beautiful ballerina Anna Zweig in Loti’s café, it sets them off on a whirlwind romance of ballet concerts, anti-globalisation marches and love trysts in bluebell woods. Even when Guido is called away for military service, time can’t test their faithfulness, as they keep their passion warm with love letters. Paralleling their lives, however, is that of Judge Jeremiah Delahyde, a profligate positioned in power by his crony, the government minister Bartholomew Smythe. These parallel lives collide on New Year’s Eve when the drunken judge knocks Anna down in his car with fatal consequences. Guido swears revenge. But how does one retaliate against a corrupt and powerful, politically-appointed high court judge?

Buy or listen to a free sample beautifully narrated by Amanda Muratoff at or Available on Audible, Amazon and iTunes

I have a limited number of promo codes for a free audio copy of For Love of Anna which I am prepared to give out in return for an honest review. Simply email me at
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For Love of Anna is also for sale in paperback and epub at or

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5/5’For Love of Anna by James Lawless is one of the finest 5 STAR pieces of writing I have read in recent years.’ Deepak Menon

‘Apart from being a moving love story, For Love of Anna is a must-read book for the times we live in, with its deep questions about our capitalist norms and the ambiguous morality of some of our righteous leaders.’ Therese Wood burn, Amazon review.

For Love of Anna  is also translated into the following languages which can be sourced at or Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese.



Author: James Lawless

Irish novelist, poet and short story writer.

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