James Naughtie in Bath

Tuesday 6th May 2014

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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James Naughtie, Radio 4’s best loved presenter and journalist, brings us a sophisticated new thriller about loyalty, survival and family rivalry deep in the Cold War.

It is a sweltering July in the mid-1970s, and for Will Flemyng, foreign office minister, the temperature is rising with each passing hour. A mysterious death has exposed secret passions in the government, bringing on a political crisis that will draw him back into a familiar world of danger and deceit – the world of a trained spy.

In The Madness of July, Naughtie draws on decades of experience as a political insider to give us a truly satisfying and gripping read.