New Biography of Maxwell Knight

At last I can announce my next book. It’s called M. It’s a biography of the great MI5 spymaster Maxwell Knight – the naturalist and jazz-obsessive who helped to inspire the James Bond character ‘M’.

Here’s a bit more about it all in today’s The Bookseller.

And some more here.

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V happy to say that The Ingenious Mr P is now available as an audiobook, read beautifully by James Langton (that’s him above).

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Here’s a fascinating review by Keith Jeffery in The Wall Street Journal.

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The New York Times


This is really exciting, and not just for the fact that they’ve turned the cover of the book into a turquoise ice lolly – TIMP in Cool Beach Books For Hot Summer Days, by Janet Maslin, in The New York Times.

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This is exciting. Goodreads have just announced their favourite books for May.

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