John O’Connell

John O’Connell worked for years – far, far too long – at the London listings magazine Time Out, where he was Books Editor. Since being made redundant on the grounds that ‘no-one really reads books anymore’, he has been writing, mostly about books, for The Times, The Guardian, New Statesman and The National. He is the author of I Told You I Was Ill: Adventures in Hypochondria (Short Books, 2005). He is 37 and lives in south London with his wife and two children.

Books by John O’Connell

<a href=""><strong>The Midlife Manual</strong></a><br /><a href="" class="plain-link">Embracing everything from blogging and Boden to wine and worry lines, Rye bread, infidelity and Ikea, The Midlife Manual is your very own guide to getting through the middle years more gracefully. It will make you laugh. It may at times even be genuinely helpful.</a><a href=""><img  src="" border="0" width="160px" height="244px" alt="" /></a><a href=""><strong>Baskerville</strong><br />The Mysterious Tale of Sherlock's Return</a><br /><a href="" class="plain-link">Based on real events, <em>Baskerville</em> is a thrilling exploration of friendship and rivalry, ambition and the limits of talent. It takes us from the clattering heart of Edwardian London to the eerie West Country…</a><a href=""><img  src="" border="0" width="160px" height="244px" alt="" /></a><a href=""><strong>I Told You Was Ill</strong><br />Adventures in Hypochondria</a><br /><a href="" class="plain-link">As this hilarious book shows, hypochondria is the only sane response to modern life – and illness in itself (hurrah!), and part of a noble tradition of neurosis stretching back thousands of years. </a><a href=""><img  src="" border="0" width="160px" height="244px" alt="" /></a>