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Question 1: Charles Cumming (born April 5, 1971, ________) is a British writer of spy fiction.

Question 2: He is one of the trustees of The Pierce Loughran Memorial Scholarship fund which provides tuition fees for the Yeats Summer School in Sligo, ________.
Irish peopleWalesIrelandNorthern Ireland

Question 3: In 1995, Charles Cumming was approached for recruitment by the United Kingdom's Secret Intelligence Service (________).
MI5Secret Intelligence ServiceGovernment Communications HeadquartersDefence Intelligence Staff

Question 4: He is also the founder and President of the ________ Memorial Chess Society.
Emanuel LaskerBobby FischerAlexander AlekhineJosé Raúl Capablanca

Question 5: His second novel, The Hidden Man (2003), tells the story of two brothers investigating the murder of their father, a former SIS officer, at the hands of the ________.
MoscowRussian MafiaGeorgia (country)Azerbaijan

Question 6: The Spanish Game was described by The Times as one of the six finest spy novels of all time, alongside Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Funeral in Berlin and ________.
Baroness Emma OrczyThe Scarlet PimpernelMaximilien RobespierreThe Scarlet Pimpernel (musical)

Question 7: He has appeared on Sky News, ________ (interviewed by Mishal Husain), The Book Show (a Sky Arts production) and Radio 4's Today programme.
Al Jazeera EnglishBBC World NewsBBC News (TV channel)DD News

Question 8: The Observer has described him as "the best of the new generation of British spy writers who are taking over where John le Carré and ________ left off".
The IPCRESS FileLen DeightonBerlin GameBomber (novel)

Question 9: In August 2001, Charles Cumming moved to ________.

Question 10: The Hidden Man also examines the clandestine role played by SIS and the CIA during the ________.
Soviet war in AfghanistanVietnam WarSino-Soviet border conflictKorean War

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