1950s France: A British Establishment figure. A shocking crime. A miscarriage of justice. The search for truth.
Summer, 1952. Provence, France. A farmer discovers the slain bodies of a family of British holidaymakers – the Drummonds. The father, Jack, is a pillar of British society, a knight of the realm celebrated for keeping the nation fed during wartime. The murders cause a sensation and a local man is arrested, convicted and sentenced to death by the Guillotine. Yet back in the UK, the Drummonds are all but erased from history. Now new evidence points to a gross miscarriage of justice and sheds light on Jack Drummond’s secret life in espionage – a covert career that threatened to embarrass the very Establishment that once lauded him. Now is the time to reopen one of France’s most notorious cases and to tell the story of the extraordinary life and death of Jack Drummond, a forgotten British Hero.
Daniel Smith was born in London in 1976 and studied English and History at Cardiff University. He began a career in publishing shortly after graduating, which included a stint working in Kolkata, India. He has been a contributor to The Statesman’s Yearbook, a geo-political guide to the world published annually since 1854, for twenty years.
He wrote his first book, The Sherlock Holmes Companion: An Elementary Guide, in 2009 and has subsequently written over 30 non-fiction titles, for both adults and children. He is the author of the best-selling How to Think Like… biographical ...
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Stephanie enjoyed a career as a doctor, qualifying in Wales and specialising in Medical Biochemistry, in particular helping people with nutritional problems and inherited high cholesterol, establishing a specialist unit for LDL Apheresis. She took time out to study for a PhD in Cardiovascular Biochemistry leaving her with a zeal for research and evidence based decision making.
A passionate believer in the public and children becoming inspired by science, and giving them the knowledge to make their own informed decisions, she helped found The Darwin Centre in Pembrokeshire which has...
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