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    DescriptionOn its first appearance in 1957, Hugh and Graham Greene's "The Spy's Bedside Book" provoked a storm of interest, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, 100 copies were bought by East German Intelligence. This classic anthology, with a new introduction by the former head of MI5, Stella Rimington, includes stories by some of the great writers on spying and many practitioners, including Ian Fleming and John Buchan, Sir Robert Baden-Powell and Belle Boyd, Walter Schellenberg and Major Andre, Sir Paul Dukes and Vladimir Petrov, and from the golden age of mystery and suspense, William Le Queux and E. Phillips Oppenheim. There are also some unexpected figures: William Blake, D.H. Lawrence and Thomas Mann, all suspected of spying in three great wars. How can you hide messages in a boiled egg? Why should you always put pepper in your vodka when in Russia? Answers to these questions and much more can be found in this thrilling collection, which will enthrall readers once again with its tales of espionage from a bygone era.


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    Title
    The Spy's Bedside Book
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Graham Greene, By (author) Sir Hugh Greene, Foreword by Stella Rimington
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099519607
    ISBN 10: 0099519607
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: THR
    BIC subject category V2: FHD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    DC22: 327.12
    BISAC V2.8: FIC003000, FIC006000
    Thema V1.0: FHD, FB
    Illustrations note
    4
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    ARROW BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    04 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Graham Greene was born in 1904. While at Balliol College, Oxford he published his first book of verse. He continued to write throughout his lifetime, and served with the Secret Intelligence Service during the Second World War. He died in 1991. Hugh Greene was born in 1910. He came to prominence as a journalist when he became a chief correspondent in Nazi Berlin. During the Second World War he served in the RAF. He went on to join the BBC and was made Director-General in 1960. He died in 1987.
    Review quote
    "I fear England will be infested with alien agents who have learned their trade from this revealing and mischievous compilation" The Evening News (London) "[A] marvellous anthology of spy stories" -- Jeremy Lewis The Oldie "This charming 1957 curiosity, a compendium of espionage vignettes, will bring out the spy in everyone" Evening Standard