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Duncan Swindells

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Born in 1969 and a 5th generation classical musician, Duncan Swindells studied clarinet at the Royal Academy of Music before pursuing a successful career freelancing in London. In 2002 he took up his current position as Principal Bass Clarinet with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He lives in a small village outside Stirling with his wife, two sons and a pair of black and white cats.

Birth of a Spy, is his debut novel and is currently available on Amazon where it receives almost unanimous 5 star reviews. Readers have said; "a modern take on the classic spy novel,” “crying out for a sequel,” “gripping page turner,” “fast paced thriller,” with one reader even likening it to a John le Carré. Duncan has been interviewed about the book for
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Duncan Swindells I'm currently writing the sequel to Birth of a Spy which will see Scott Hunter sent on his first assignment. It's to be call Absent Friends and I hope…moreI'm currently writing the sequel to Birth of a Spy which will see Scott Hunter sent on his first assignment. It's to be call Absent Friends and I hope to have it out for Christmas.(less)
Duncan Swindells The idea for Birth of a Spy came when my mother in law bought me Leo Mark's fantastic Between Silk and Cyanide. I loved the book and wanted to do some…moreThe idea for Birth of a Spy came when my mother in law bought me Leo Mark's fantastic Between Silk and Cyanide. I loved the book and wanted to do something with it. In the end Leo Marks became one of my characters, George Wiseman.(less)
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"“Birth of a Spy” is a truly an unique spy thriller the echo the likes of Ludlum and Higgins. Scott is an out of work college graduate and obsessed with Nazi decoding. Strangely, one day he receives a simple note through his mail containing a hidden m" Read more of this review »
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There is some beautiful writing, but I found it all a bit ho and quite a lot of hum. Might come back to it, it's very short.
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