Cecil Jenkins

Cecil Jenkins graduated from Trinity College Dublin, went on to the the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris and spent six years researching and teaching in Paris.  After a prize-winning and widely published crime novel Message from Sirius , he settled into an academic career at Exeter and Sussex, where he also did a stint as Dean of European Studies.  Academic publications include books on the novelists André Malraux and François Mauriac, but he also had two stage plays performed as well as two plays for Radio 3.  Early-retired and now living, a little to his surprise, in the bourgeois arty pseudo-village of Hampstead,  he is writing more directly historically based books, two on France as  indicated, with a third on a strange episode in Victorian London nearing completion.