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Spy Book Reviews
Transmission received from Spybrarian Matthew Kresal: Review of The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carre. One of the familiar tropes of the spy genre is an intelligence agency recruiting a civilian into an operation. In fact, one might even say it's become a cliche at this point. So perhaps it comes as something of...
Spybrarians Review and Round Table of the new 007 novel Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz
Anthony Horowitz and James Bond is BACK with Forever And A Day!       Forever and a Day review by the Spybrary Podcast. Listen to our round table of Bond fans who give you their review of the latest Anthony Horowitz 007 novel   007 is dead. Long live 007. The heavily anticipated James...
If you are at all a reader of non-fiction related to the world of espionage, the name Ben Macintyre is likely a familiar one. He is, after all, the author of such books as Agent Zigzag and the superb Kim Philby biography A Spy Among Friends. Back in 2008, however, he covered the most famous...
The Naive and Sentimental Lover - John le Carre
A False Flag – A Review of The Naive and Sentimental Lover by John le Carre. By Edward Bloomfield. This review was expertly written and published over at our Spybrary listeners Facebook Group. I know many of our listeners are not Facebook members so wanted to share this review here. I also acknowledge that the...
Restless by William Boyd review on the Spybrary Podcast
William Boyd's Restless Reviewed on the Spybrary Podcast     On Episode 31, Professor Penny Fielding of Edinburgh University (and organiser of Edinburgh spy week) told Spybrary listeners that she felt the spy novel with the most convincing female characters is Restless by William Boyd. Spybrary podcast listener Clarissa Aykroyd has some well documented issues...
‘Sinister rumors link clandestine Arab arms dealing with the man who led the old anti-Nazi Guernica network. It's time to re-open the master file on yesterday's spy…' Agent Palmer, yes really Agent Palmer makes his debut on the Spybrary Podcast to deliver his brush pass review on Len Deighton's Yesterday's Spy!  On Episode 33 of...
The Exphoria Code
Spybrary Brush Pass: Agent Jeff Quest shares his thoughts on Antony Johnston's The Exphoria Code Tune in to episode 27 of the Spybrary Podcast and hear what Spybrarian Jeff Quest (the man behind the epic Spywrite blog)  has to say about The Exphoria Code and why you might want to give it a go. What...
Spybrary Brush Pass: The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton Spybrarian Matthew Kresal shares his brush pass review on The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton by Jefferson Morley which has recently been published. According to Tim Weiner, author of Legacy of Ashes -The History of the...
Desmond Bagley Classic Running Blind reviewed by Matthew Bradford
Desmond Bagley Classic Running Blind Review Episode 19 of the Spybrary Podcast sees the return of the Brush Pass Series. Matthew Bradford from the excellent Double O Section spy blog shares with us his thoughts on the Desmond Bagley classic ‘Running Blind'. Also in this episode of the Spybrary Spy Podcast Host Shane Whaley shares...
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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