Navy Strength: Spies on British Screens come to Plymouth Pt. 1

Plymouth University recently put on a conference exploring how spies and the intelligence community have been represented in British cinema and TV and looked at how these representations impact on our perceptions of the security services. Our man in the field Tom May reports. *** On a mild summery Friday morning, the Spies on British Screens…

Field Report: Mark Ashby

This week we welcome the return of our Field Report series and spoke with Kent native Mark Ashby, about his literary Bond collection! 1. What is your favorite Chopping cover and why?: Thunderball. I love the simplicity. It is a cleaner and more direct image than some of the other Chopping’s. The others seem a…

Field Report: Craig Arthur, Spy Novelist

This week we welcome Craig Arthur in from the cold, all the way from his native New Zealand. Craig is a spy writer and Bond fan of nearly 30 years. 1. What is your favorite Chopping cover and why? Probably ‘Thunderball‘.  The detail of the playing card is incredible, along with the sense of menace…