James Twining
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London, UK
About Me:
I write. Thrillers mainly. About an art thief called Tom Kirk. Two books published so far - The Double Eagle and The Black Sun. Two more on the way, with The Gilded Seal, due out in October 2007. I'm married with two daughters, live in London and support Arsenal!
Books And Authors I Like:
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Lewis Caroll, Flaubert, Dostoevsky, Thomas Hardy, Stendhal, Gide
Thomas Harris, Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy, Frederick Forsyth, James Patterson, Ian Fleming, Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Movies: Blade Runner, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Citizen Kane, Du Rififi Chez les Hommes, The Thomas Crown Affair, Aliens

TV = anything from the 80s: The A-Team, Knight Rider, Dynasty (even had a soft spot for The Colby's until Fallon got kidnapped by aliens), Starsky and Hutch, Magnum + French (possibly Japanese originally) cartoons - Albator, Capitaine Flam, Goldorak

"All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain"





I'm too lazy to write two blogs, I'm afraid! So I've copied across the one I already write on my own website. Sorry.

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Bond moments

When I was fifteen or so, on a family holiday in Majorca, I befriended a group of local Spanish kids. They were older than me and led by Juan, an eighteen year old whose father was one of the richest men on the island. Juan drove Number Five, a Ferrari red catamaran that his father had co-piloted to third place in the world speedboat championship a few years before. It was a monster.

I mention this because my research trip to Monte Carlo last week (see… Continue

Posted on July 25, 2008 at 9:44am — 1 Comment

Stranger Than Fiction

Is history repeating itself?

A few weeks before the US publication of The Double Eagle in 2005, the US Government made a sensational announcement. Ten 1933 Double Eagles, the same incredibly rare $20 coins that feature at the heart of my novel, had been seized from the family of one of the dealers implicated in the original 1940s enquiry. Given the plot of my novel (the recovery of five Double Eagle coins stolen from Fort Knox), it was an incredible coincidence that did not go… Continue

Posted on October 5, 2007 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Squeaky bum time

I'm up to 11 fans on my Facebook fansite now. Eleven. Onze. Elf. Once. Undici. Whichever way you say it, it doesn't get any bigger. Come on… Continue

Posted on October 1, 2007 at 7:43am

Fan Club

Now I don't

normally like to blow my own trumpet (although I knew someone at school

who was double jointed and used to smugly claim that he could) but in

this case I couldn't resist.

Yes, it's official, I have a fan club. And no it wasn't set up by my mum. It's on the stupidly popular… Continue

Posted on September 17, 2007 at 8:00am

Man Sized

God I feel virile! Not in a rip her knickers off and ride her bareback sort

of way (at least no more than usual). I'm talking about a much more

basic, instinctive, hunter-gatherer sort of virility. The sort that

drinks beer, farts a lot, finds the word "bottom" funny, watches

endless repeats of Buffy (or is that just me?) and can, whatever the

time, city or state of inebriation, navigate unerringly to the…

Posted on September 1, 2007 at 8:00am

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At 4:32am on January 3, 2008, Mitzi Szereto said…
Thanks for the add!!
At 8:12am on November 3, 2007, Daryl Nilbett said…
Glad the book launch went well James - we really enjoyed it!
At 9:26pm on September 17, 2007, Matthew Ogborn said…
Hi, James. Great to see another Brit author on here blazing a trail with his books like Tom. Sadly you're a Gooner, so you do have some personality defects (staunch, long-suffering Lilywhite you see), but I reckon we can forgive that one minor blip. Anyway, I've seen your books around and based on people's feedback I think I'll dip my toe in Tom Kirk's world. Cheers, Matt
PS. Well played on Saturday, breaks my heart to say you deserved it. Cesc a class above for your mob.
At 2:56am on September 9, 2007, Pat Mullan said…
Hello James,

Haven't seen you since LCC in Bristol last year. Can't find the link here to add you as a friend :) :) :)

Best regards,
At 6:21am on August 10, 2007, Cyndi Martin said…
Thanks for adding me! I'm going to look for your books. I like your name because it makes me think of tea and I love tea.
At 3:05am on August 10, 2007, Tom Cain said…
Just finished The Black Sun. Really enjoyed it (tho' I felt gypped that there wasn't a bit more action between Viktor and Tom (and Viktor's a woman, for those that haven't read it!) She seemed like a gal worth knowing ... The depth of research was particularly impressive and I greatly envy the strength of your basic concept of using real-life thefts as the basis for your books. Nice one!
At 10:43pm on July 23, 2007, Tom Cain said…
Great meeting you at Harrogate. I bought The Black Sun in the Waterstones at the Crown Hotel and will read by the pool in France in a couple of weeks' time ... asuming the weather isn't as rubbish there as here.
At 6:03pm on June 6, 2007, Dennis Venter said…
You live in the UK and the coldest you've ever been is in Africa? I guess that's why penguins have those thick oily air-insulated plumaged.
At 2:34pm on June 6, 2007, Lawrence Light said…
Blade Runner! One of my favorite movies. Like tears in rain...
At 4:56am on June 6, 2007, Tom Cain said…
Casturbation - genius! I'll tell you the real term for an author in Hollywood, however ... loser. From F Scott Fitzgerald on, the place has been nothing but a stinking pit of despair for everyone ... with the possible exception of JK Rowling, who's too insanely successful to count!

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