Jason King returns to the Spybrary Podcast for his annual Christmas address to share his 2020 spy books picks. This is the most requested feature of Spybrary, requested by spouses, friends, and relatives who purchase Christmas presents for loved ones based on the Jason King picks. (I kid you not!)
Also on this episode of the Spybrary Podcast, Jason King and Spybrary Host Shane Whaley discuss:
- The legacy of John le Carré (A round table discussion in 2021 is planned but we could not resist the opportunity to chat about the spy books of John le Carré.
- Why Jason King loves the Spy TV show, le Bureau!
- Jason shares his top 3 favorite books of 2020.
- What spy books, spy movies, and spy tv is Jason looking forward to in 2021.
- What does Jason look for in a good book – advice for budding spy book writers.
And Much More!!!
Jason King’s 2020 Picks are:
Spy Books Mentioned on this episode of the Spybrary Podcast
- The Tailor of Panama – John le Carré
- Our Man in Havana – Graham Greene
- The Honorable Schoolboy – John le Carré
- G.B.H. – Ted Lewis
- The Spy Who Came In From The Cold – John le Carré
- The Ipcress File – Len Deighton
- Casino Royale – Ian Fleming
- A Dandy in Aspic – Derek Marlowe
- Shibumi – Trevanian
- A Spy By Nature – Charles Cumming
- Typhoon – Charles Cumming
- Trinity Six – Charles Cumming
- The Stranger – Simon Conway
- The Agent Runner – Simon Conway
- BOX 88 – Charles Cumming
- The Englishman by David Gilman
- I am Pilgrim – Terry Hayes
- Slough House by Mick Herron
- The Old Enemy – Henry Porter
Other Spy Related links
- Nicholas Shakespeare – Spectator Books Podcast discussing John le Carre
- Le Carré’s death touched me. It feels like the grownups are leaving the room – The Guardian
- Le Bureau des Legendes
- The Game (BBC TV Series)
- Len Deighton at home – Adrian Flowers Photography archive.
- Ipcress File Aprons ..just joking..for now.
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