Martin Pearce grew up in Derbyshire, receiving postcards from around the world from his mysterious uncle, who turned out to be the real-life ‘M’, Sir Maurice Oldfield. Martin spent three years researching and writing his biography of Sir Maurice, Spymaster, published in 2016 by Transworld. Richard Davenport-Hines has written of it in the Spectator: ‘I cannot think of a better biography of a spy chief.’
Martin is now working on a new book, on the Malayan Emergency.
Martin and Ralph went to school together in Bakewell, and have been friends for more years than either of them care to think about. His book about Maurice Oldfield is a fascinating read and we're really looking forward to the next page-turner from him.