XPD

XPD

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June 11, 1940 - where is Winston Churchill?


A private aircraft takes off from a small town in central France, while Adolf Hitler, the would-be conqueror of Europe, prepares for a clandestine meeting near the Belgian border.


For more than forty years the events of this day have been Britain's most closely guarded secret. Anyone who learns of them must die - with their file stamped:


XPD - expedient demise
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 350g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0008162239
  • 9780008162238
  • 742,067

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'A stunning spy story... Deighton remains the incomparable entertainer' The Guardian


'Exciting and well made.' Daily Telegraph


'Deighton in top form... the best kind of action entertainment' Publishers Weekly


'Deliciously sharp and flawlessly accurate dialogue, breathtakingly clever plotting, confident character drawing... a splendidly strongly told story' The Times


'A master of fictional espionage.' Daily Mail


'The poet of the spy story.' Sunday Times


'For sheer readability he has no peer' The Standard
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About Len Deighton

Born in London, Len Deighton served in the RAF before graduating from the Royal College of Art (which recently elected him a Senior Fellow). While in New York City working as a magazine illustrator he began writing his first novel, The Ipcress File, which was published in 1962. He is now the author of more than thirty books of fiction and non-fiction. At present living in Europe, he has, over the years, lived with his family in ten different countries from Austria to Portugal.
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2,015 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (769)
3 31% (625)
2 6% (115)
1 1% (26)
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