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Listen to Alan Judd speaking about his latest spy novel Queen & Country at The Oldie's Literary Lunch on 1st August 2023

Blog | By Amelia Milne | Aug 03, 2023


Listen to Alan Judd speaking about his latest spy novel Queen & Country at The Oldie's Literary Lunch on 1st August 2023.

Alan told the Oldie readers that he never intended his first spy novel to have a successor, and indeed this would make his main character Charles to be now 116 years old - a real Oldie! He made him chief of the M16. Apparently they don't do anything but go to meetings and read things, Alan quipped. Charles was retired and brought back by popular demand.

Alan tells the Oldie readers about his next venture, focusing on Aphra Benn who was a poet, writer and dramatist who is buried at Westminster Abbey. We can't wait to hear more about this exciting study of her life.


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