Gerald Seymour at Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival


Gerald Seymour will be making a rare festival appearance at Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival on Friday 2nd May at Stratford Arts House.

Gerald Seymour is the international best-selling author whom came to fiction after
spending 15 years as an international television news reporter with ITN, covering Vietnam and the Middle East, and specialising in the subject of terrorism across the world. Seymour was on the streets of Londonderry on the afternoon of Bloody Sunday, covered the Great Train
Robbery and was a witness to the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics.

His first novel was the acclaimed thriller Harry’s Game, set in Belfast, and he has since written 29 novels, including The Glory Boys and The Contract, of which six have been filmed for television in the UK and US and most recently A Deniable Death has been optioned for an ITV Drama.

In a rare festival appearance, he’ll be talking about his latest thriller, The Corporal’s Wife, set in the dust of Iran, the offices of Whitehall and the mountains of Austria.

Here is a link to the event:

Reissue Covers for March 2014

I found the following five reissue cover images on Waterstones. The books in question are Red Fox, Field of Blood, The Heart of Danger, The Walking Dead and At Close Quarters. The books are due for publication on 27 March 2014.







The Corporal’s Wife paperback out today

Another reminder that The Corporal’s Wife is published in paperback today for just £6.99.


Or if you step into your local ASDA you can get a copy for just £3.50.

(I recall that I paid £3.50 for my brand new paperback copy of At Close Quarters back in 1988!)

The Corporal’s Wife in paperback

Just a quick post to say that The Corporal’s Wife is officially published in paperback on 13 February 2014 in the UK.


The Corporal’s Wife hardback for £4.99 at The Book People

The current hardback from Gerald Seymour, The Corporal’s Wife, is available for just £4.99 in hardback from The Book People.

They also have the previous book, The Outsiders, in hardback at the same price.

Gerald Seymour’s Vagabond for publication in 2014

Thanks to Brian for the alert that the Hodder website is listing a new Gerald Seymour book titled Vagabond for publication next year. 17 July 2014 to be exact, so just eight months to go!


Also thanks to Brian for finding this blurb.

It was a dirty job in a dirty war. Danny Curnow, known in the Army family as ‘Desperate Dan’ and in the secret files by his code name ‘Vagabond’, ran agents and informers – people blackmailed into betraying their own communities – in the years of conflict in Northern Ireland.

A high-stakes game, but a long time ago – before Danny quit, before the peace process. Now he lives quietly, working as a guide to the monuments and cemeteries of another, simpler war, on the D-Day beaches of Normandy.

Until the call comes from his old boss, Bentinick.
Not everyone in Northern Ireland has given up on violence. MI5 are planning a sting to destroy a resurgent terrorist cell and only Danny can make it work.

Soon, Danny and ambitious young Gaby Davies of MI5 are heading for Prague, where freelance double-agent Ralph Exton is leading Brendan Murphy on a mission to buy arms from Ralph’s Russian contact Timofey.

The covert world of deception and betrayal nearly destroyed Danny the first time. Fifteen years later, it hasn’t got any easier.

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, The Journeyman Tailor and Field of Blood.


So, interesting, a fourth Northern Ireland book!

Watch this space for further developments.

Archangel page update


Recently I was prompted to read Archangel again for the first time in many years. I enjoyed it immensely and you can read my new review of the book on the Archangel page.

November reissue covers revealed

The covers of the next five reissues have appeared on Amazon UK. The five books are Kingfisher, A Song in the Morning, The Journeyman Tailor, Killing Ground and Holding the Zero.

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The books are due for publication on 21 November 2013.

Gerald Seymour reissue bargains in The Works

I love a good bargain and I found a surprising one in The Works this morning. My local branch had two of the new Gerald Seymour reissues, The Fighting Man and The Unknown Soldier. Price just £1.99 each or part of the 3 for £5 offer.


The Works website is listing just one of the two books, The Unknown Soldier, at the moment:

I’ll be checking back to see if any of the other reissues have appeared at that price, but if a reader spots any of the others please feel free leave a comment here.

The Corporal’s Wife and reissues out tomorrow

Tomorrow, 1 August, sees the hardcover publication of the new Gerald Seymour novel The Corporal’s Wife.


In addition the next four paperback reissues are out, namely Condition Black, The Fighting Man, The Waiting Time and The Unknown Soldier.

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