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Andy McNab
Writers for Readers Denise Mina
As well as his bestseller Bravo Two Zero, Andy McNab has written further non-fiction titles, as well as a number of bestselling Nick Stone thrillers, several other fiction titles as well as a series of books for young adults. Alongside his writing, he works as a film industry advisor in Hollywood, lectures to intelligence agencies on both sides of the Atlantic, and campaigns for both
Born in Glasgow, Denise Mina spent her childhood moving around due to her father’s job as an engineer. She left school early, and after a series of low paid jobs, decided to study at night school, going on to study Law at Glasgow University and research a PhD thesis at Strathclyde. Her first novel, Garnethill, was published in 1998, and won the Crime Writers’ Association John Creasy
Dagger for best first crime novel, and she has since won the prestigious Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award twice.
On stories: My family were great story-tellers. My mum was one of 12 and they were all fighting to tell stories. You have to tell a good tale or no one is going to listen. You have to make it entertaining and interesting. That’s how I learned to tell stories.
One of the finest crime writers of her generation
The Express
Denise Mina grows in stature with each book
Sunday Telegraph
One of the most exciting writers to have emerged in Britain for years Ian Rankin
military and literacy charities.
On Bravo Two Zero: Every London cab driver seemed to have bought a copy. I was sent fan mail by the barrow load, some from good lads, who wanted to buy me a drink, some from nice girls, who wanted to share their underwear. I couldn’t believe it. BTZ had somehow caught the public’s imagination, and it went ballistic.
Addictive – packed with wild action and revealing tradecraft Daily Telegraph
McNab is a terrific novelist. When it comes to thrills, he’s Forsyth class Mail on Sunday
An absorbing insight into the controlled thuggery and intimate comradeship that are the hallmarks of the SAS
Sunday Telegraph
What we’re listening to . . .
There’s no difficult second book for Gill Hornby – All Together Now is a fantastic read, packed full of engaging characters, and of course excellently written. When Bridgeport Community Choir lose their leader, they are thrown into crisis – and everyone has to rally round. Read by Lucy Price-Lewis.
Boy Meets Girl. Your typical romance novel, right? Or maybe not, in the case of Jenny Colgan’s recent sci-fi romance, Resistance is Futile, where boy turns out to be an alien. Mathematician Connie is asked to join a mysterious project – which changes her life. Read by Lucy Price-Lewis.
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