M Book Tour!

Some talks I’ll be giving in the months ahead:

20 April – Edinburgh Spy Week

4 May – Camberley Natural History Society

6 May – Clapham Omnibus

8 May – M Book Launch

11 May – Borzoi Bookshop

12 May – Swindon Festival of Literature

24 May – Sohemian Society

25 May – Hungerford Bookshop

1 June – Heffers Bookshop

5 June – Village Books, Dulwich

12 June – The Society Club

13 June – Ealing Local History Centre

14 June – Surrey Heath Local History Club

20 June – Kibworth Bookshop

26 June – Reform Club

29 June – Chalke Valley History Festival

1 July – Felixstowe Literary Festival

2 July – Buckingham Literary Festival

11 July – British Library

24 July – Special Forces Club

9 August – Waterstones Gower Street

22 August – Evesham Festival of Books

13 September – Chiswick Book Festival

15 September – Gloucester History Festival

27 September – Royal United Services Institute

13 October – Frinton Literary Festival

15 October – Thame Arts & Literature Festival

17 October – Authors Club

6 November – Bridport Literary Festival

6 November – Richmond Literature Festival

22 November – Folkestone Bookfest

1 March 2018 – Sevenoaks Bookshop

10 May 2018 – Chipping Campden Literature Festival

16 October 2018 – Oxted & District History Society

More soon…

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  1. 1

    Mr. Hemming. I have an idea for a biography for you: my grandfather, George Palmer Putnam, from G. P. Putnam Sons Publishing and marriages to Dorothy Binney–think Binney and Smith Crayolas– and Amelia Earhart, was an eccentric man of letters and adventure and movies and politics, who remains almost completely mischaracterized. His life was full of unbelievable adventures and odd characters.

    • 2

      Many thanks David, that’s fascinating. The next two books I’ll be doing are fairly settled, but G. P. Putnam is a fascinating figure and I will bear him in mind as a possible future subject. Did he leave behind many papers?

  2. 3

    In all the writings including your book on Maxwell knight I can find no reference to the fact that he taught Biology at a girls school in Camberley in the 1950’s I have a book signed by him.

    • 4

      Dear Harriet, many thanks for this. Yes, I’ve heard that he taught Biology at Beaufront School in 1954/55. Were you by any chance in the same class as Victoria Coombes?

  3. 5

    We have been very interested to read your latest book on Max Knight. He was my husbands godfather. My father in law Tom Roberts worked with Max during and after the war. They were good friends. We have several books,photos etc.He was also a magician and came to our family childrens parties. We would love to come to one of your talks and wondered if you have to be a member of the Surrey Heath History society to attend the talk you are giving there on 14th June That seems to be the nearest venue to us.Thanks

    • 6

      Dear Helen, many thanks for this. How fascinating! I imagine that anyone can attend the talk organised by the Surrey Heath History society, but I’ll check now and email you directly once I’ve heard back from them.
      I look forward to meeting you, and hope you don’t mind me asking you lots of questions.
      With best wishes,

  4. 7

    I was telling my daughter about the women who worked for M and she pointed out a much earlier example of a brace woman spy. Sarah Aaronsohn was a Jewish woman who opposed Turkish rule of what is now Israel. She and her colleagues in “Nili” spied for the British against the Turks in WW1. She was tortured by the Turks and committed suicide rather than reveal secrets.

    • 8

      Dear Phil,
      Thanks for this. I remember reading some time ago about Sarah Aaronsohn, who is a fascinating character and enormously brave. Good to be reminded of her.
      Many thanks,

  5. 9

    Dear Mr Hemming
    Your talk at Chalke Valley was masterful this afternoon.
    I have bought your book and look forward to reading it.
    By the by yours was the best talk I have heard there, on the same level as Ian Kershaw.

    • 10

      Huge thanks Graeme, that’s made my day! Hope you enjoy the book

  6. 11

    I enjoyed meeting you at the Savile Club (not the Reform as you advertise) on 26.6.17, after your book signing, when one of my guests had given me a copy of your book on Knight. I remember meeting Uncle Max with my grandfather, also Dr Geoffrey Vevers, and your account of MK reminds me of so many items.
    I can even venture to offer the odd correction.
    Would you like to join me for a meal at the Savile?

  7. 13

    Dear Mr. Hemming: Agent M is a well written book and very informative. I enjoyed it very much. Well done. John

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