The Outsiders bargain at The Works

Just a quick alert that The Works has the paperback of The Outsiders for just £1.99 in store or online.

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Well worth picking up a copy if you don’t already have the book.

Vagabond published tomorrow

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Time for a quick reminder that tomorrow, 17 July, marks the UK publication of Gerald Seymour’s 31st novel, Vagabond.

Meet Gerald Seymour at Petersfield Library, Hampshire

Readers in the Hampshire area have a chance to meet Gerald Seymour next Wednesday. See the details below.

Meet the Author ~ Gerald Seymour
Petersfield Library, Hampshire.
Wednesday 23 July, 7.30pm.
Tickets £5.
Call 01730 267806

We’re delighted to welcome Gerald Seymour. Harry’s Game, published in 1975 and subsequently made into a series for television, was an instant bestseller. Gerald has since published a book every year.

‘Vagabond’ marks a return to Northern Ireland, his first book to be set there since the Good Friday agreement was put in place. His novels are all originally researched with carefully constructed observation and brilliant characterisation.

Gerald was a reporter for ITN covering stories including The Troubles, Vietnam, the Great Train Robbery and The Munich Olympics Massacre. He featured in the Oscar winning documentary ‘One Day in September’.

Come and hear Gerald in conversation about his fascinating career, from reporter to novelist.

Harry’s Game Actor Ray Lonnen dies

Sad news. It has been announced that Harry’s Game actor Ray Lonnen has died.

Read the BBC News article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28307388

Ray Lonnen also appeared in the ITV drama series The Sandbaggers which was a realistic look at how the intelligence services worked in Britain during the Cold War. Highly recommended.

Vagabond review

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I have added my review of vagabond to the site. You can read my review at www.geraldseymour.co.uk/vagabond. The book is published on 17 July 2014. Thanks to Hodder for my review copy.

At Close Quarters update

Earlier this year I re-read At Close Quarters. Now I have finally got around to updating my comments of the book. You can read them on the At Close Quarters page.

Gerald Seymour book bargains in The Works

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Just a quick alert that The Works have two more Gerald Seymour reissue paperbacks for the bargain price of £1.99 each. The two books in question are The Journeyman Tailor and Holding the Zero. Both are well worth picking up at that price.

The books can either be found in branches of the shop or can be ordered on their website at www.theworks.co.uk.

Vagabond proof arrives

A nice surprise was waiting for me when I got home from work this evening. My proof copy of the new novel by Gerald Seymour, Vagabond, has arrived.

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Thanks to the nice folk at Hodder books for the review copy. The review will be up on this site in due course.

Vagabond will be published in the UK on 17 July 2014 which suddenly is not far off at all.

Larger Vagabond cover image

A larger cover image of the new Gerald Seymour novel, Vagabond, has now appeared on Amazon UK.

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Interestingly (or not) they have changed the colour of the hoodie as seen in the previous image from red to green.

Vagabond is due out in the UK on 17 July 2014.

And here’s the blurb while I’m at it.

It was a dirty job in a dirty war.

Danny Curnow, known in the army family by his call sign, Vagabond, ran agents, informers. Played God with their lives and their deaths, and was the best at his job – and he quit when the stress overwhelmed him.

Now he lives in quiet isolation and works as a guide to tourists visiting the monuments and cemeteries of an earlier, simpler, conflict on Normandy’s D-Day beaches.

Until the call comes from an old boss, Bentinick.

Violence in Northern Ireland is on the rise again. Weapons are needed for a new campaign. Gaby Davies of MI5, sparky and ambitious, runs the double agent Ralph Exton, who will be the supposed middle man in brokering an arms deal with a Russian contact, Timofey.

The covert world of deception and betrayal was close to destroying Danny across the Irish Sea. Fifteen years later the stakes are higher, the risks greater, and there is an added agenda on the table. If he wants to survive, Danny will have to prove, to himself, that he has not softened, that he is as hard and ruthless as before.

VAGABOND shows Gerald Seymour writing at the top of his powers and returning to the territory of some of his greatest bestsellers, Harry’s Game, Field of Blood and The Journeyman Tailor.

Vagabond cover revealed

I’ve just spotted this thumbnail image depicting the cover for the new novel Vagabond over at the Curtis Brown website.

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Source: http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/gerald-seymour/vagabond/

As always these things are subject to change, but I imagine this will be close to the final cover.