Martin Pearce

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.