Wallace's novel Charlotte Street was the third bestselling debut novel of 2012 in the U.K.
One of his six favorite books, as told to the Daily Express:
CASINO ROYALE by Ian FlemingRead about the other books on Wallace's list.
Where it all began, for Bond… and it's fascinating to see how far away the real James Bond is from the majority of the films. He's a thug, brutal, non-cerebral and pretty much just a human weapon. There's a lot of Ian Fleming in the spare prose, too.
Casino Royale also made Mary Horlock's list of the five best psychos in fiction, John Mullan's list of ten of the best floggings in fiction, Meg Rosoff's top 10 adult books for teenagers list, and Peter Millar's critic's chart of top spy books.