One Minute With...Gerald Seymour, thriller writer
Saturday 07 July 2012
Where are you now and what can you see?
I spend a lot of time in my office at home [in Oxfordshire]. I can see into a garden which is full of lupins, roses and foxgloves.
What are you currently reading?
Ben Macintyre's 'Double Cross' [about the D-Day spies]... the research is top-rate, and the eccentric courage of the people involved is utterly remarkable.
Choose a favourite author, and say why you admire her/him
Nevil Shute. They're stories that make my eyes a bit wet... they're beautifully written.
Describe the room where you usually write
It's this office, around 15 by 15 feet, with the walls lined with bookcases.
Which fictional character most resembles you?
One of those johnnies who sends agents off in the early Le Carré stories but stays on the safe side of the border.
Who is your hero/heroine from outside literature?
There are many of them. They go round a bend... south of the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford. It's called the final turn – where the British Legion and former servicemen's associations gather, whenever there's a repatriation.
Gerald Seymour's new novel is 'The Outsiders' (Hodder & Stoughton).
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 Scottish independence live: Scotland gives a clear 'No' in historic referendum - as it happened
- 3 iOS 8 is full of shiny new features - but it's terrible news for app developers
- 4 Friends 20th anniversary: Six things we wouldn't have without influential comedy series
- 5 Scottish independence: Tory revolt against 'devo max' grows as Rail Minister Claire Perry joins
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Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
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Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'