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This week we welcome the former Home Secretary and best-selling author Alan Johnson to the Spybrary Podcast. In this informative and fun chat, Spybrary host Shane Whaley asks Alan Johnson how his background as Home Secretary helped him to write his fiction books Late Train to Gipsy Hill and One of Our Ministers is Missing....
This week we welcome Benjamin Cunningham to the show. Cunningham wrote the recently released book The Liar: How a Double Agent in the CIA Became the Cold War's Last Honest Man a book that the publisher calls “the Cold War meets Mad Men in the form of Karel Koecher, a double agent whose shifting loyalties...
Intelligence Historian and Author Nigel West joins Spybrary Spy Podcast host Shane Whaley to share more about his latest book Spies Who Changed History plus, he answers your questions on the Wilson Coup, the Steele Dossier, meeting Anthony Blunt, and many more! So what is Spies Who Changed History by Nigel West all about? I...
Sunday Times Chief Political Commentator and spy book fan Tim Shipman talks with Ben Macintyre about his latest work based on Colditz, Prisoners of the Castle. So what is Prisoners of the Castle by Ben Macintyre all about? The “entertaining yet objective and often-moving account” (The Wall Street Journal) of one of history’s most notorious prisons—and...
The Late Train to Gipsy Hill
Spy Thriller Review by Shane ‘C' Whaley Former Cabinet Minister Alan Johnson has turned his hand to fiction. The Late Train to Gipsy Hill (2021) is Alan Johnson’s first foray into fiction writing following the success of his political memoirs. I was intrigued to see how a former cabinet minister and Home Secretary would go...
Spy Book Review by Shane ‘C' Whaley – Station V Fesperman not only riffs off this operation, which was dubbed one of the CIA’s greatest triumphs, but he also peppers the book with expertly researched elements of East German life to give it that air of authenticity. It is worth noting that Dan Fesperman worked...
Join Spies and Books, Spybrary host Shane Whaley as he finds outs more about the traitor Robert Hanssen in this interview with author Lis Wiehl Watch the interview on YouTube on our relaunched Spies and Books – the Spybrary YouTube Channel So what is A Spy in Plain Sight all about? New York Times bestselling...
In this conversation with Spybrary host, Shane Whaley, award-winning spy author Dan Fesperman reveals more about the real-life espionage events that inspired his latest novel, set in Berlin in 1990, Winter Work. Watch the interview on YouTube on our relaunched Spies and Books – the Spybrary YouTube Channel So what is Winter Work all about?...
A few months ago, spy fan and journalist Tim Shipman published his list of the best spy authors of all time. This was no top ten list though; Tim revealed his favorite 125 spy writers and ranked them! He also gave us the lowdown on each spy author along with reading recommendations and where to...
Spybrary is more than a podcast, we are a global community of spy book and movie fans from around the world. Personnel File of Spy Fan and Cold War Podcast Host Ian Sanders – If you are a fan of Cold War History do check out Ian's Podcast at Cold War Conversations. It's Spybrary Approved....
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