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James MacManus

James MacManus is the author of four books and the fifth, a novel called Midnight in Berlin, was published in the UK and US early in 2016. It is due out in paperback early in 2017 in the UK.

After a lifelong career as a journalist, which included many years as a foreign correspondent in Africa and the Middle East, James launched a parallel career as an author in 2005.

His historical fiction novels, the last two set around WW2, have won praise from critics in the UK and the US, especially for the quality of the research and the narrative strength of the stories. Visit the Books section to find out more.



James rejects criticism of a sex scene

The well known journalist Nigel Horne, former editor of The Daily Telegraph magazine and well connected bon viveur has objected to a sexually expl


How appeasement of Hitler led to world war two

Midnight in Berlin is based on the true story of a man who realised that British government policy towards the Nazi regime in the 1930s would pro