Alan Judd

Alan Judd (born 1946) is a pseudonym used by Alan Edwin Petty. Born in 1946, he is a former soldier and diplomat who now works as a security analyst and writer in the United Kingdom. He writes both books and articles, regularly contributing to several publications, including The Daily Telegraph, the Spectator and The Oldie. His books include both fiction and non-fiction titles, with his novels often drawing on his military background.

Books in order of publication:

Fiction Titles

Charles Thoroughgood  novels:

  • A Breed of Heroes (1981 – adapted by Charles Wood as a BBC television film in 1996)
  • Legacy (2001)
  • Uncommon Enemy (2012)
  • Inside Enemy (2014)
  • Deep Blue (2017)
  • Accidental Agent (2019)
  • Queen and Country (2022)

Other novels:

  • Short of Glory (1984)
  • The Noonday Devil (1987)
  • Tango (1989)
  • The Devil’s Own Work (1991)
  • The Kaiser’s Last Kiss (2003)
  • Dancing with Eva (2006)
  • Slipstream (2015)
  • Shakespeare’s Sword (2018)
  • A Fine Madness (2021)

  • Non fiction Titles
  • Ford Madox Ford (1990)
  • First World War Poets (Character Sketches) (1997)
  • The Quest for C: Mansfield Cumming And the Founding of the Secret Service (1999)
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