Author pays visit to local bookshop

Best-selling author Gerald Seymour.
Best-selling author Gerald Seymour.

Best-selling British author Gerald Seymour is paying a visit to Cole’s Books in Bicester this Friday evening.

He will be introducing his 30th novel, The Corporal’s Wife, following the international success of books including Harry’s Game.

Seymour was a reporter for ITN for fifteen years and covered many events like the Great Train Robbery in 1963, and the Munich Olympics in 1971. He has been a writer since 1978.

The book tells the story of a small British team sent to Iran to smuggle out a beautiful and feisty woman.

Along the way, there are many characters, both British and Iranian, who display courage, hatred, and love towards each other.

Seymour said: “I don’t like giving people an easy read but I like to nudge them and take them somewhere they might not have delved into before.”

Nigel French, owner of Cole’s Books in Crown Walk, said: “We are very much looking forward to the evening, Gerald will be giving a Q/A session followed by the book signing.

“It’s nice for people to come together and socialise too, and to chat to Gerald himself.”

Tickets are £5 and can be purchased from The event starts at 7.30pm.