18: A Legacy of Spies -John Le Carre review

Legacy of Spies Podcast Round Table   September 7th saw  the publication of the latest John Le Carre novel 'A Legacy of Spies.' Is it any good? Does the master still have it? What do some of his most ardent fans think? Today’s podcast is a round table episode, Spybrary Host Shane Whaley is joined…

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17: John Le Carre talk in London – Field Report

An Evening with John Le Carre John Le Carre gave a rousing talk and answered questions at the Royal Festival Hall, London. Spybrary Podcast was there and we bring you this first ever field report. Billed as 'An Evening with George Smiley' John Le Carre packed out the Royal Festival Hall and his talk was…

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16: Barry Lancet reveals how an approach by a Soviet Spy inspired ‘The Spy Across The Table’

The Spy Across The Table - Interview with Barry Lancet Author Barry Lancet reveals how an approach by a Soviet spy to recruit him inspired his 4th Jim Brodie book The Spy Across The Table published by Simon and Schuster. We are going in a different direction today. Today’s guest has just published a thriller…

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15: Interview With Mike Ripley Kiss Kiss Bang Bang author

Interview with Mike Ripley, Author of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Gourmets have the Michelin Guide, spy fans can now call upon Mike Ripley's Kiss Kiss Bang The Boom in British Thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed. Mike Ripley the author of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang has probably read more spy books than…

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14: Jeff reveals his tips on collecting Spy Books

Collecting Spy Books - Jeff's secrets declassified! In this episode of the Spybrary Podcast, Jeff Quest from Spywrite returns to the show to reveal his top tips for collecting Spy Books. Jeff has over 300 signed, first edition and/or collectable spy books in his collection. For our money he is one of the most knowledgeable…

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13: Goodbye To An Old Friend – Brian Freemantle

Goodbye to an Old Friend 'Brush Pass' Review Goodbye to an Old Friend is the first novel written by Charlie Muffin creator Brian Freemantle. He wrote this book on his daily commute to and from work.  Spybrary Host Shane Whaley is a huge fan of Charlie Muffin so he decided to give Freemantle's debut spy…

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12: Becoming Bond – The George Lazenby Story

Spybrary Spy Podcast Review of 'Becoming Bond' (or how an unknown actor blagged his way to being Bond') 'This never happened to the other fella' according to George Lazenby and he would be right! No other 007 actor has been the subject of a 'bio-doc' and opened up to the cameras in quite the way…

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11: Jeremy Duns -Spy Reader Meet Spy Author

Jeremy Duns Interview on the Spybrary Podcast   I straightened my Sony headphones, tapped the radio mic for levels, hit call on Skype and the nerves kicked in. It is not every day this spy fan gets to call an author who has earned such plaudits as 'a treat for fans of traditional Len Deighton-style…

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10: Charlie Muffin by Brian Freemantle – Spybrary Round Table

'Charlie Muffin was an anachronism. Past his prime, overtired and hung over, he was about as far from the traditional espionage agent as it was possible to get' Charlie M (Charlie Muffin) - By Brian Freemantle Charlie Muffin is not your ordinary spy, in this first ever round table episode of the Spybrary Podcast, we…

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009: Summer of Spies with the Telegraph’s Jake Kerridge

009: Jake Kerridge tells us all about the Summer of Spies London is the place to be for us spy fans. On the heels of the announcement that John Le Carre will make a rare public appearance in September, Waterstones Gower Street unveil the Summer of Spies, a Classic Spy Fiction Club series of events,…

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