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The secretive world of espionage is irresistibly intriguing. Writers such as John le Carre and Philip Kerr have introduced us to such fictional spies as George Smiley and Bernie Gunther, while their real-life counterparts feature in fascinating non-fiction such as Christopher Andrew's The Mitrokhin Archive and Sinclair McKay's The Secret Life of Bletchley Park.
A gripping exploration of the last great unknown realm of the British secret service: Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ).
The first - and only - history of the Secret Intelligence Service, written with full and unrestricted access to the closed archives of the Service for the period...
The first oral history of one of the most fascinating aspects of the war effort.
John le Carre
A wonderful, classic le Carre now reissued in a stunning new package.
To mark the centenary of its foundation, the British Security Service, MI5, has opened its archives to an independent historian. This book reveals the precise role of the Service in...
A beautifully written thriller from the acclaimed Cold War series writer: 'a welcome addition to the wartime ground mapped out by Philip Kerr and Alan Furst' Guardian
What were the secret plans for Britain if World War Three had erupted and 'breakdown' had occurred? When would the Queen have been informed and where would she have gone?...
Richard Hannay is thoroughly bored with London. Then a murder is commited in his flat. An obvious suspect for the police and an easy target for the...
Joseph Conrad; Giles Foden
London is under threat. Frequent bomb threats and disturbances interrupt the lives of the city's inhabitants, who live in fear of the terrorists in their midst. One such terrorist is...
'If you're looking for a good spy thriller, I definitely recommend this' Daily Express The thrilling real-life story of a double agent in the Second World War
He has no past. And he may not have a future... The first in the Jason Bourne series from internationally bestselling author Robert Ludlum: 'the world's most read writer' GQ
Bernie Gunther, the iconoclastic private-eye, is the ideal narrator for Philip Kerr's bleak tale of the dirty deals made by victors and vanquished alike in post-war Germany
Javier Marias; Margaret Jull Costa
Recently divorced, Jacques Deza moves from Madrid to London in order to distance himself from his ex-wife and children. There he picks up old friendships from his Oxford University days...
March 1943. The war hangs in the balance, and at Bletchley Park a brilliant young codebreaker is facing a double nightmare. The Germans have changed their U-boat Enigma code, threatening...
W. Somerset Maugham
When war broke out in 1914, Somerset Maugham was dispatched by the British Secret Service to Switzerland under the guise of completing a play. This title collects stories that are...
This is the book John Banville was born to write' Catherine Lockerbie, Scotsman