Graham Greene - Hugh Greene

The Spy's Bedside Book

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Published 1957 by Rupert Hart Davis
Blue cloth, silver titles
Dust jacket priced at 15s
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SYNOPSIS

The foxhunter, the angler, the cricketer, the lover—each has had his own bedside book. Why not the spy? Spies are, after all, members of a profession much more prone to insomnia than the followers of active outdoor or indoor sports. The hazards and rewards of a spy's life are described here, and many of the tricks of their trade. Even the most experienced spy may obtain some new hints on the preparation of secret inks or methods of eliminating or checkmating his rivals. Most of the great writers on spying and many practitioners are represented in these pages: Sir Robert Baden-Powell and Belle Boyd, Major Andre and Walter Schellenberg, Sir Paul Dukes and Vladimir Petrov, Eric Ambler and lan Fleming, and from the golden age of espionage William Le Queux and E. Phillips Oppenheim. William Blake, D. H. Lawrence and Thomas Mann,

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