Matthew d’Ancona is a British journalist and award-winning political columnist who writes a weekly column for the Guardian. He was Deputy Editor The Sunday Telegraph before becoming editor of The Spectator in 2006. During his editorship, the magazine enjoyed record circulation and he was named Editor of the Year (Current Affairs) in the 2007 BSME awards.
He was the Sunday Telegraph’s political columnist for 19 years. He also writes for the Evening Standard, International New York Times and GQ. He is a visiting research fellow at Queen Mary University of London, and the author of several books including In It Together: The Inside Story of the Coalition.
‘A chilling scenario with a nightmare’s twists and turns’ (Daily Mail )
‘Finely pitched . . . chilling’ (Observer )
‘Brilliant – completely gripping, elegantly written, with some cracking twists. (Sophie Hannah )
‘D’Ancona’s novel will appeal to lovers of suspense. Spine-tingling.’ (Tatler )
‘A gripping page-turner.’ (Times Literary Supplement )
‘Enjoyably theatrical . . . a sleek thriller . . . tightly plotted’ (New Statesman )
‘Nothing to Fear’s deceptively simple premise . . . soon transforms itself into a far from predictable thriller with an intelligent plot and a well-drawn cast of believable characters . . . A near-perfect psychological horror story.’ (Crime Time )
‘an exciting and thought-provoking thriller’ The Sunday Telegraph
‘Intricate, well-developed, full of twists and turns… The plot is ingenious, the narrative gripping’ Alan Massie, The Scotsman
‘Tabatha’s Code is as big a dipper as you’d delight to ride’ The Independent
‘Pleasingly twisty… [with] a solid intellectual backbone’ Time Out
‘Tabatha’s Code works as a story of ideas. It works as a portrait of a particular type of twenty-first-century man… it works as a memoir of life on the American hippy trail in the old days… the result is readable, relevant and instructive’ The Literary Review ‘A gripping, fast-moving thriller that switches between a surfers’ beach in California and the Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan, and between an interrogation suite in Amsterdam and a seedy flat in London, with the panache of a Hollywood blockbuster’ Michael Arditti, The Daily Telegraph
PUBLISHER: Alma Books
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006
Mia Taylor has enjoyed the benefits of being born with the proverbial silver spoon in her mouth, but a catastrophic change in her fortunes has propelled her from her comfortable life to a much more spartan existence at an alternative health centre in the East End. Very swiftly, Mia realises that she has been seeing the merest fragment of life as it is lived in modern London, and her new existence throws her into contact with a wide range of new people–some of whom are friendly and life-enhancing, some of whom are very unsavoury indeed. And Mia’s life is to change a second time–this time, irrevocably.
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004