Gordon L. Thomas

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in Salisbury, The United Kingdom




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Gordon Thomas was brought up in Parkstone, Dorset, in the south of England. He is proud of his late father, a postman. In 1969 Gordon gained a PhD in nuclear physics and in 1972 became employed in the UK Home Office where he and his team conducted some of the original work in fingerprint science. After taking a range of administrative and scientific posts he retired in 2003. At 66 he was one of our oldest 'debut' novelists with the unique and beautiful story of 'The Harpist of Madrid'. His second novel, 'The Emerald of Burgos', a prequel to the first was published in 2014 and a third novel, 'Expulsion' was published in 2017. He's just published his fourth, an historical thriller called 'Return to Madrid'! He lives with his wife, Janet, in W ...more

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The Harpist of Madrid

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I simply loved it! It has taken me more than fifty years to get round to reading it but it is truly intriguing and I love his portrayal of actual historical figures with their various foibles
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“No one dared do it before, not in front of the King (opening sentence)”
Gordon Thomas, The Harpist of Madrid

“I am the King of Spain and the Empire. I have more than a hundred million subjects. Yet today I feel like the loneliest man in the Kingdom.”
Gordon Thomas, The Harpist of Madrid

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Gordon Thomas Great to see you, too! What a change from authonomy!

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