Jack Thompson was born a long time ago in northern England. After spells as a teacher, bus conductor, industrial spy and pianist in workers’ clubs, he joined the BBC in 1967 and eventually landed the job of foreign correspondent for the World Service. He reported from Asia, the Middle East, the Soviet Union, eastern and central Europe and South Africa. Since retiring in 2002, he has devoted himself to writing. In 2006 he won the Scottish Association of Writers Pitlochry Award for Crime-writing with his thriller A Wicked Device. He lives in London with his wife and a golden retriever.

Author's books

Spain, Guard my Bones


Journalist Charlie Barrow originally intends to explore Spain as a tourist, to relax and escape from the pressures of work. But after his arrival in Castillo, where a mass grave of Civil War victims has been discovered, Barrow can't resist the temptation to follow his gut and seek answers. Accompanied by an intelligent lawyer, Carlito, and a beautiful archaeologist, Elena, Barrow wastes no time making enemies of a powerful political party and another, misguided, lawyer, Ortiz. Chasing the story...

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‘Spain, Guard my bones’, gets advertised in London Review of Books

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Spain, Guard My Bones

‘Spain, Guard My Bones’ gets featured in Dulwich Hamlet FC match magazine

The Dulwich Hamlet FC, founded in 1893 is one of the oldest football club in England.

Jack Thompson Featured in SE21 Magazine

Jack Thompson Featured in SE21 Magazine

Jack Thompson, author of 'Spain, Guard my Bones', has been featured in SE21 magazine.

Jack Thompson has featured in The Bolton News

Jack Thompson has featured in The Bolton News

Jack Thompson, author of 'Spain, Guard my Bones' has featured in an article in The Bolton News.

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