Soham author Tony releases 300 pages of poetry as part of debut anthology ‘Ancient Voices Ever Singing’

Tony Leonard

Tony Leonard - Credit: Archant

A 74-year-old Soham-born author has released more than 300 pages of poetry as part of his first anthology collection.

Tony Leonard

Tony Leonard - Credit: Archant

Tony Leonard, who also has 15 plays to his name, has put together seven sections of poetry all about the supernatural and spiritual history of Great Britain.

The collection – called Ancient Voices Ever Singing – includes more than 150 poems, exploring the dark practices of Paganism to the enlightenment following the introduction of Christianity.

“I’ve been doing it for years and my imagination is constantly creating,” said Tony, who is also part of a poetry and folk music club.

“The poems take you back.”

Tony says he writes to engage the reader and that his work explores folk lore, legends, and classical culture.

There’s even reference to Cambridgeshire in his poems.

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The book is available to buy at Topping & Company Bookshop in Ely, Soham Books, on Amazon for £10.99, or at Heffers in Cambridge for £6.99.