Author: Tony Flood


  • Tony Flood

    Author Tony Flood, who lives in Eastbourne, has spent most of his working life as a journalist, initially on local and regional papers and then on nationals. He was also editor of 'Football Monthly', Controller of Information at Sky Television and enjoyed a spell with 'The People.' In his celebrity book My Life With The Stars - Sizzling Secrets Spilled', Tony recalls: “My work as a showbiz and leisure writer, critic and editor saw me take on a variety of challenges - learning to dance with Strictly Come Dancing star Erin Boag, becoming a stand-up comedian and playing football with the late George Best and Bobby Moore in charity matches.” My Life With The Stars provides revelations and amusing anecdotes about showbiz and sports personalities including Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Muhammad Ali, George Best, Kylie Minogue, Eric Morecambe and Des O'Connor. Tony also writes in other genres and his crime thrillers have been endorsed by best-selling author Peter James. They are Triple Tease, Stitch Up - Killer or Victim? and Fall Guy - who really killed his wife?, and all feature compassionate copper DCI Harvey Livermore. In addition, there's a fantasy adventure for youngsters called Secret Potion and a book Tony has co-written with wife Heather, aptly titled Laughs and Tears Galore - short stories and poems with twists! Recently, Tony joined The Collective of seven local writers all contributing one character to family saga Driven by Desire, which is full of conflict, fierce ambition and passion as well as a dramatic kidnap. Tony also writes theatre reviews for the Eastbourne Herald, Brighton Argus and BourneFree Live, as well as playing veterans football for Sovereign Harbour Veterans. He is the oldest - and slowest - player in the team.

Eastbourne, Food and Drink, History

Olly welcomes everyone for food, drink and a fun time at The Holly Blue

by Tony Flood After working for 25 years in hospitality, Olly McTear embarked on his biggest venture in June by taking over The Holly Blue in Pevensey – and h... Read more.
Celebrity, Eastbourne, Sussex, Uncategorized

Table Manners at Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, from June 20 to 29

by Tony Flood This slick production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Table Manners focuses on how many things can go wrong when a family gets together, providing comed... Read more.
Animals & Wildlife, Coastal, Eastbourne, Entertainment, Food and Drink, Forestry and Nature, Historic Buildings, Sport, Sussex

A Hidden Setting Providing Peace, Beauty & Tranquility

Eastbourne Promenade has many attractions, including the pier, the Wish Tower, with waterfront eatery Bistro Pierre, the RNLI museum and the bandstand. But one ... Read more.
Coastal, Eastbourne, Food and Drink, Historic Buildings, Sussex

The Hydro Hotel Is A Gem Enjoyed By Thousands – But Many Have Yet To Discover It

by Tony Flood The Hydro Hotel is a very popular East Sussex venue visited by thousands of holiday makers and local residents. But, as it is not on the Eastbourn... Read more.
Celebrity, Eastbourne, Entertainment, Sussex

At 89, Eastbourne Pensioner John Newton is still Driven by Desire.

By Tony Flood Designer of the book covers of Driven by Desire; At an age when most people are taking life easy, 89-year-old Eastbour... Read more.
Celebrity, Entertainment, Sussex

Corrie Legend Brian Capron, the Perfect Choice to Star in Tragic-Comic Tale in Brighton

By Tony Flood Coronation Street legend Brian Capron is the perfect choice to star in Punchline, a highly acclaimed play by Andrew Kay, at The Lantern Theatre Br... Read more.
Eastbourne, Entertainment, History

Gossipmongers are still at it – 247 Years On!

By Tony Flood The School for Scandal Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne Tuesday, 19th March, 2024 to Saturday, 23rd March, 2024 All images by Robling-Photograp... Read more.

From Bailiffs Calling to Becoming Best-selling Author – Tamara McKinley reveals the Secrets of her Success

By TONY FLOOD International best-selling author Tamara McKinley will be launching the 20th in her Cliffehaven series about war-time romances, written under the ... Read more.
Celebrity, Eastbourne, Entertainment, Sussex

Sleuth. Understudy Overcomes Age Gap in Great Psychological Thriller

Monday 4th to Saturday 9th March, 2024 Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne by Tony Flood Sleuth, a Tony Award-winning play in 1971 and then an acclaimed movie a... Read more.
Celebrity, Eastbourne, Entertainment, Sussex

FROM BUSKER TO SUPER STAR  Karl Loxley – songs from the stage and screen

Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne Friday February 23rd, 2024 by Tony Flood Karl Loxley deservedly received a standing ovation at The Royal Hippodrome Theatr... Read more.
Coastal, Eastbourne, Sussex

Eastbourne has been ranked as the third saddest place in the UK

Eastbourne has been ranked as the third saddest place in the UK, which has prompted a demand for action. A new study by Paranimo into local well-being reports... Read more.
Eastbourne, Food and Drink, Sussex

The Mirabelle Restaurant’s New Head Chef Alex Burtenshaw will provide More Treats for Grand Hotel, Eastbourne Visitors

by Tony Flood Pictures by Teri V Photography The appointment by The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne of Head Chef Alex Burtenshaw to their elegant Mirabelle Restaurant... Read more.
Celebrity, Eastbourne, Entertainment, Sussex

Bede’s presents Guys and Dolls Devonshire Park Theatre Eastbourne From Thursday 1st February to Saturday 3rd February, 2024

Bede’s talented cast brings the vibrant characters from Guys and Dolls to life in this tale of love, luck and old time New York charm. by Tony Flood All p... Read more.
Celebrity, Coastal, Eastbourne, Entertainment, Historic Buildings, Sussex, Uncategorized

Showbiz Stars Alex and Debbie have Rescued the Eastbourne Hippodrome

By Tony Flood The real life stories of talented showbiz couple Alex and Debbie Adams would be a scriptwriter’s dream! Alex followed the example set by his... Read more.
Celebrity, Eastbourne, Entertainment, Uncategorized

Large Doses of Chaos, Panic & Mayhem at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne.

Tue 23 Jan to Sat 27 Jan 2024 by Tony Flood The ridiculousness served up in large doses by Noises Off has, over the past 42 years, left many audience…... Read more.
Charity, Eastbourne, Sussex

Tina – A Brave Lady who is an Inspiration to Everyone!

by Tony Flood Sixty-four-year-old Eastbourne resident Tina Whitmore is one of the bravest and most dedicated women I’ve ever met – an inspiration to... Read more.
Celebrity, Entertainment, Sussex

Free Offer of Two Much Acclaimed Books by Sussex Writer.

By Tony Flood It’s a pleasure to be invited by Lyn Funnell to become a writer with Unknown Kent and Sussex. I am a local author and most of my…... Read more.