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I was born in Dundee, some of my earliest memories being of the windswept, rainy beaches off the east coast of Scotland. I grew up mainly in the ‘oil town’ of Grangemouth on the Firth of Forth, with brief spells in London and Oxford, and a couple of years in Florence, Italy. I moved down to London with my family in my mid-teens and have lived here ever since, though I of course regularly travel back to Scotland and enjoy exploring the different regions of Italy.

I studied computer science and physics (yes, a science!) at Royal Holloway, University of London, in the small Surrey town of Egham. Whilst there, I wrote the first draft of Jennifer Brown and the Dagger. After graduating, I began work in the financial technology (‘fintech’) industry
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The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

The Day of the JackalThe Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

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A slow-burning thriller with a first-class cast of characters, with the focus on the eponymous Jackal and the police detective tasked with tracking him down before he completes his assignment to assassinate the French president Charles de Gaulle.


The book is divided in three parts. The first charts the preparations by the Jackal–whose

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The first of the Frederick Forsyth books that I read during the Covid-19 lockdown period. A fascinating ensemble of characters from across the British and Soviet secret services, including the real-life traitor Kim Philby. Apparently, when this book ...more
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