Just a quick post to say that The Corporal’s Wife is officially published in paperback on 13 February 2014 in the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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: www.theworks.co.uk
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.
Well, it feels a little like Christmas today because Santa, a.k.a. the Hodder publicity department, has sent me a nice new hardback of The Corporal’s Wife and a copy of the paperback reissue of Harry’s Game. They will look very fine on my Gerald Seymour shelf.
And suddenly the 1 August release date for The Corporal’s Wife does not seem that far away. In fact it’s just three weeks from today.
By the way, if you haven’t already done so I recommend you check out the official Gerald Seymour Facebook page where there are weekly updates from the man himself.
I’ve added a new forum to the site. You can find it on the menu bar above or follow the link here:
The forum is under the old name of the page, i.e. The Art of Danger. Within it you will find sections for a number of thriller authors including Gerald Seymour.
So get posting!
The book includes a foreword written by Robert Harris (author of Fatherland) for the 20th anniversary of Harry’s Game, which would have been in 1995. To be honest I was unaware that Harris had written that foreword. It’s a bit of a shock to realise that almost another 20 years have passed since he wrote it.
Harry’s Game is out in paperback and Kindle e-book. More reissues follow later in the summer.