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“A totally engaging tale of young Hungarian misfits in search of a better life in Thatcher’s England. Csilla Toldy is a discovery, she has a unique, authentic voice.”

Paul Thompson 

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Immerse yourself in the wild times of the 1980's on both sides of the Iron Curtain 

Red Roots - Orange sky


My first poetry collection published by Lapwing Belfast is autobiographical, telling the story of my first 18 years in Hungary in Red Roots - and reflecting on my present life in Northern Ireland in Orange Sky.


48 pages, hand bound published in 2013

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The Bloom Mystery




Shot on Bloomsday in Dublin and in Bloom's father's birthplace the Hungarian small town Szombathely, investigating the Hungarian-Jewish origans of Leopold Bloom.

29 minutes art documentary 

Virag Productions

DVD availabe in Pal and NTSC formats

View the trailer here :  ---> trailer <---


 Screening rights are negotioable, please contact 


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The Emigrant Woman's Tale


A collection of memoir, short fiction, poetry and song lyrics

by Csilla Toldy and Fil Campbell


40 pages and 10 truck CD with songs, poems and spoken word with music published in 2015


Piano and guitar - Fil Campbell

Cello - Nuala Curran

Percussion - Tom McFarland


"If a soul seeking - prior to its fall into the manifestation of life -  an efficient way in which to develop and grow through adversity, oppression and insecurity, then Ms Toldy is certainly a mistress of such a design.

This pilgrimage of a journey has been beautifully and poignantly expressed through her writings and poetry; none more so than in her in her latest book The Emigrant Woman’s Tale. 

It would be a mistake to venture or even attempt any critique on this work, other than to say, read it with an open heart, and know yourself better!"

Keith ap Owen



Vertical Montage 
a sequence of poems related to films and film making - dedicated to Sergei Eisenstein
Many of these poems became film poems viewable here
Lapwing Publications 2018
44 pages, hand bound
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Angel Fur and other stories

A telling feature is the ruthlessness that sometimes transforms experience from the everyday to the thrilling. A mysterious justice takes command, and a dark morality is exerted. This is compelling trans-national writing, unconventional in engagement, and a pleasure from start to finish. Mary O’Donnell (author of Where They Lie)


Csilla Toldy’s stories burst on the page, taking us to unfamiliar worlds. After reading this collection, nothing sits in quite the same place as before.

David Park (author of Travelling in a Strange Land)


Csilla Toldy's pithy and carefully engineered short tales reach parts of the psyche other tales typically do not reach. And once they’ve reached those parts they linger and provoke in the manner of the best parables.

Carlo Gébler (author of Confessions of a Catastrophist)


Cover image by Andrew Sanders

Available on amazon as paperback or e-book hardcover here: 

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Meditation - the ripple effect

This five-week course is designed for teaching yourself meditation at home. After each week's tasks, you will find a link to an audio file that you should listen to every day during that week.


The course was designed especially for parents and teachers of children on the autistic spectrum, but as we are all “special”, it can be useful for anyone who wishes to learn to meditate and pass it on to their child. This is the ripple effect: When you meditate your environment will feel the benefits, even if they do not practice meditation.

The book contains guided meditations for children - that can boost confidence, , concentration and good sleep.


Available on amazon as paperback or e-book here: 

For hard copy access audio files here:​
Short stories to download (click on image)
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