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Charles Cumming was born in Scotland in 1971. He has been described as ‘the man who most successfully gets under the skin of Britain’s intelligence agencies’ (The Times). In the summer of 1995, he was approached for recruitment by the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). A year later he moved to Montreal where he began working on a novel based on his experiences with MI6, and A Spy by Nature was published in the UK in 2001.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Charles Cumming

A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming
Reader Reviewed A Divided Spy
Charles Cumming
Simply fabulous. ‘A Divided Spy’ slices through theatrics and pierces the essential heart of a spy thriller. This is the third in the ‘Thomas Kell’ series, yet my first, and I found it could be read perfectly as a standalone...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
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A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming
Reader Reviewed A Divided Spy
Charles Cumming
June 2016 eBook of the Month. Simply fabulous. ‘A Divided Spy’ slices through theatrics and pierces the essential heart of a spy thriller. This is the third in the ‘Thomas Kell’ series, yet my first, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/06/2016
Lovereading Price: £10.39
A Colder War by Charles Cumming
A Colder War
Charles Cumming
In his splendid previous spy thriller A Foreign Country, Cumming introduced once-disgraced and now covertly back in the fold operative Thomas Kell and MI6’s first female head Amelia Levene. In his new book, they both appear again. Following the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/2015
Lovereading Price: £7.19
A Colder War by Charles Cumming
A Colder War
Charles Cumming
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. In his splendid previous spy thriller A Foreign Country, Cumming introduced once-disgraced and now covertly back in the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/04/2014
Lovereading Price: £10.39
A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming
Reader Reviewed A Foreign Country
Charles Cumming
One of our Books of the Year 2013. This is another first-rate crime novel, perfect for fans of John le Carre, from an author who is establishing himself as the pre-eminent writer of the modern spy thriller. The soon...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/2013
Lovereading Price: £7.19
A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming
A Foreign Country
Charles Cumming
One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012. This is another first-rate crime novel, perfect for fans of John le Carre, from an author who is establishing himself as the pre-eminent writer of the modern spy...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/03/2012
Lovereading Price: £10.39
A Spy by Nature by Charles Cumming
A Spy by Nature
Charles Cumming
A Spy By Nature is the bestselling novel with which Charles Cumming announced his arrival as heir apparent to masters like John le Carre and Len Deighton; compellingly told, utterly authentic and heart-racingly intense, it will grip you...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/03/2012
Lovereading Price: £7.19
The Spanish Game by Charles Cumming
The Spanish Game
Charles Cumming
A vivid and gripping novel which sees Alec Milius coaxed back into the secret world to face the uncontainable danger of 21st century terrorism!
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/03/2012
Lovereading Price: £7.19
The Trinity Six by Charles Cumming
The Trinity Six
Charles Cumming
Longisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2011. Europe is still littered with the darkest secrets of the Cold War. And the most deadly revelation of them all is about to be made when Gaddis, a Russia expert stumbles...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2011
Lovereading Price: £7.19
The Trinity Six by Charles Cumming
The Trinity Six
Charles Cumming
Maxim Jakubowski's view... Longisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2011. Further secrets of the Cold War are unearthed when a Russia expert stumbles across the existence of a further protagonist in the Cambridge spy ring...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/02/2011
Lovereading Price: £10.39

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