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Spy Book Reviews
We are thrilled to bring you the fourth in our series of commentaries on spy novels read by the students of Fiction and Espionage at the University of Edinburgh. This week on the Spybrary Spy Book Podcast the students discuss Liar's Candle written by August Thomas The students, Agents E, S and I share their...
We are thrilled to bring you the third in our series of commentaries on spy novels read by the students of Fiction and Espionage at the University of Edinburgh. This week on the Spybrary Spy Book Podcast the students discuss The Trinity Six by Charles Cumming. The students, sorry ‘The Dead Drops‘ share their views...
Author Aly Monroe interview on the Spybrary Spy Podcast
We are thrilled to bring you the second in our series of commentaries on spy novels read by the students of Fiction and Espionage at the University of Edinburgh. This week the students interview author Aly Monroe about her Peter Cotton novel Black Bear. They also discuss other books in the spy lit landscape. Author...
Free Agent by Jeremy Duns on the Spybrary Spy Podcast We are thrilled to transmit the first in our series of commentaries on spy novels read by the students of Fiction and Espionage at the University of Edinburgh. Today's group tackle the first novel in the Paul Dark series called Free Agent and written by...
Fiction and Espionage series introduction by University of Edinburgh's Penny Fielding and Simon Cooke. Spybrarians, we are in for a real treat. Our good friend Professor Penny Fielding and her colleague Professor Simon Cooke of the University of Edinburgh bring us 5 spy lit podcast episodes which are recorded by students of their Fiction and...
Spybrary Brush Pass
Brush Pass – a quick review from Spybrary listeners on the books they love (and hate!) Spy Author Payne Harrison has kindly submitted a brush pass review to the Spybrary Podcast.‘As a former Army signal officer and a spy novelist myself (including the ‘crypto-thriller,’Black Cipher), I’ve always been rather frustrated that other thriller authors have...
Spybrary Brush Pass
On this episode of the Spybrary Spy Podcast, John Koenig sends in a brush pass review of two spy novels written in the early 80s. Chess Player and Button Zone. Brush Pass – a quick review from Spybrary listeners on the books they love (and hate!) What is a Brush Pass review exactly? These are...
Brush Pass reviews? Remember them? I know it has been a while since we received any for transmission so I thought I would share my quick thoughts with you on Merle Nygate‘s The Righteous Spy. Spybrary Spy Podcast host Shane Whaley's brush pass review of The Righteous Spy by Merle Nygate. Many of you will...
James Inskster reviews John Buchan's Thirty Nine Steps. ‘The Thirty-Nine Steps’ was, I think, the first book I ever reviewed for my blog. Back then, my blog was called ‘The Fountain Of Words and Wonder’ (a little long winded, in hindsight) and it looked very different to how it does now. It had autumnal tones,...
Review by John Koenig. Post-war Berlin is the epicenter of Paul Grant’s third entry in his fine trilogy, Berlin: Uprising. Change is happening in Germany, even after the relentless upsets of World War II and the Russian “liberation” and occupation of Berlin and much of the country. Berlin: Uprising stands on it’s own, but getting your hands on the...
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