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James Fleming

James Fleming was born in London in 1944, the fourth in a family of nine children. He read history at Oxford and has been variously an accountant, farmer, forester and bookseller. The author of two previous novels, The Temple of Optimism and Thomas Gage, he lives in Scotland. Visit him online at
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Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Look behind the screen

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Writing "Thomas Gage".

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Amiability

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Charlie Doig

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Progress



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