Manda Scott: Interview

Manda Scott: Interview

Some authors have played at aping their characters. Hemingway tried to embody the tough-guy attributes of the men in his books during his gun-toting “Papa” phase. Ian Fleming clearly wanted to be Bond, at least by the amount of gin he guzzled. 

It would be difficult for Manda Scott to pull this off, as a good chunk of her career has been spent writing on the spy game in Imperial Rome and the Iceni leader Boudica. If she wanted to play the part, she would probably have to arrive at our meeting place—the café in Waterstones Piccadilly—tattooed, sheathed in a breastplate and riding a war char...

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