Man of the moment Charles Cumming
Charles Cumming’s absorbing post Cold War thriller THE TRINITY SIX had a fantastic launch party earlier this month at Daunt Books in London’s Holland Park.
It was an auspicious start for a book which has already got rave reviews from most of the national newspapers. Our gratitude goes out to MI6 for allowing us to have the book launch – your agents were very polite, they clapped at the appropriate moments and didn’t rumble anyone. And a big HELLO to whoever has been tapping my phone since the party!
A couple of lucky members from the Killer Reads team spent a great day recently with Charles Cumming and Dominic West, star (and heartthrob) from The Wire. Dom had been asked to help with our promotion of the fantastic new thriller The Trinity Six (publishing in Feb 2011).
We couldn’t believe our luck when unforeseen pneumatic drill action forced us from our original location into Dom’s own home. Team KR arrived sometime after the morning’s pneumatic events and armed with 10 pain au chocolat patiently sat and watched Dominic read from Charles Cumming’s new novel. He definitely sounded the part and gave us great hope that one day he may be persuaded to play Gaddis if a blockbuster movie is ever made….fingers crossed, fingers crossed, fingers crossed…
Charles Cumming was born in Scotland in 1971. Educated at Eton, he graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1994 with First Class Honours in English Literature. The Observer has described him as “the best of the new generation of British spy writers who are taking over where John le Carré and Len Deighton left off”.
In the summer of 1995, Charles was approached for recruitment by the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS). A year later he moved to Montreal where he began working on a novel based on his experiences with MI6. A Spy By Nature was published in the UK in 2001, and since then Charles has never looked back.
Since then he has gone from strength to strength, and his latest novel The Trinity Six – a fascinating and bone-chilling thriller zooming in on the notion that there was a sixth member of the famous Cambridge-based group – will be published on 3rd February 2011.
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