By Adam Hall
The Quiller sequence makes a speciality of a solitary, hugely able undercover agent (named after Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch) who works (generally by myself) for a central authority bureau that "doesn't exist" and narrates his personal adventures. Quiller (not his actual identify) occupies a literary heart floor among James Bondand John le Carré. he's a talented motive force, pilot, diver, and linguist, yet doesn't hold a gun.
The sequence is particularly stylized, that includes extreme depictions of secret agent tradecraft relationships, astounding leap cuts among chapters, and deep, occasionally self-pitying inside monologues. the 1st of the Quiller novels, The Berlin Memorandum (1965) (retitled The Quiller Memorandum within the US) received an Edgar Award, from the secret Writers of the United States, for top Novel. It used to be filmed in 1966 less than its US identify with a screenplay through Harold Pinter and starred George Segal and Alec Guinness. It used to be additionally tailored right into a 1975 British tv sequence, that includes Michael Jayston.
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Another aspect of the proposal was the extreme secrecy within which it was made, and the official ‘deniability’ under which the new Bureau would operate. A précis of the sub-committee’s findings, prepared at the time the first staff were appointed, noted that ‘by means of the Bureau, our N[aval] and M[ilitary] attachés and Government officials would not only be freed from the necessity of dealing with spies, but it would also be impossible to obtain direct evidence that we had any dealings with them at all’.
Over the next decade or so he worked as private secretary to the Earl of Meath, serving for a time as his agent in Ireland. During these years he married twice: first in 1885 to a South African, Dora Cloete, who died in 1887, and secondly to May Cumming (when he adopted her family name), an independently wealthy woman whose family had estates in Morayshire, Scotland. In April 1898 he returned to the navy to ‘superintend the working of the Boom defence at Southampton’. Cumming was a practical man, much enthused by the latest mechanical devices.
Although Cumming did not finally hand in his keys to the Victoria Street office until March 1910, by the end of November 1909 he had moved into a flat in Ashley Mansions, 254 Vauxhall Bridge Road, and established an independent base there for his section of the Bureau.