As long as I can't see through it I'm happy*

This week on #SJsTwitterBookClub

Hi everyone!

This week’s #SJsTwitterBookClub featured debut novelist Tim Glister (@timglisterbooks), chatting about his debut cold-war spy thriller Red Corona.

Tim introduced the book to us. “Red Corona is the story of Richard Knox, a spy hunting a mole in the heart of MI5 at the dawn of the global surveillance age, when the UK is struggling to keep itself together and America and the Soviet Union are firing rockets and satellites into space. It's about the tremendous period of change and fear and excitement the world went through in the sixties... and might just have some modern resonances too.”

Tim talked about his journey to being a novelist, and pondered how many jobs in publishing it’s possible for one person to have had. “So far I've been a library assistant, a bookseller, a literary agent, and now an author... At some point I'll have to start up a publishing imprint.

And in response to a question about emerging technology in the sixties, Tim confessed that his big regret was not being able to include London’s Barbican Centre, because…er… well it hadn’t actually been built. “I was desperate to include it, but it just isn't there yet, no matter how many times I check... So I ended up including a scene in the big hole in the ground where it was going to be

And finally, as well as revealing his preferred strength of squash*, Tim revealed his ideal epitaph.

Join us next week (back to THURSDAY, 7.30pm UK time), when we’ll be talking about TRUST YOUR EYES with author Linwood Barclay (@linwood_barclay).

Map-obsessed Thomas spends his days and nights on a virtual tour of the world through his computer screen, believing he must store the details of every town and city in his head. Then one day, while surfing a street view program, he sees something that shouldn't be there: a woman being murdered behind a window on a New York street… When Thomas tells his brother Ray what he has witnessed, Ray humours him with a half-hearted investigation - until he realises Thomas may have stumbled onto a deadly conspiracy, which puts them both in danger . . . With enough suspense to rival a Hitchcock film, this is a thriller with edge 

Don’t miss it! Happy reading…

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