The Spy Who Loved

Author: Clare Mulley

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230759521

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 9513


In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessive colleague in a hotel in South Kensington. Her name was Christine Granville. That she died young was perhaps unsurprising, but that she had survived the Second World War was remarkable. The daughter of a feckless Polish aristocratic and his wealthy Jewish wife, she would become one of Britain’s most daring and highly decorated secret agents. Having fled Poland on the outbreak of war, she was recruited by the intelligence services long before the establishment of the SOE, and took on mission after mission. She skied over the hazardous High Tatras into Poland, served in Egypt and North Africa and was later parachuted into Occupied France, where an agent’s life expectancy was only six weeks. Her courage, quick wit and determination won her release from arrest more than once, and saved the lives of several fellow officers, including one of her many lovers, just hours before their execution by the Gestapo. More importantly, perhaps, the intelligence she gathered was a significant contribution to the Allied war effort and her success was reflected in the fact that she was awarded the George Medal, the OBE and the Croix de Guerre.

The Spy Who Loved Us

Author: Thomas A. Bass

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 078674491X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 259

View: 809


Pham Xuan An was a brilliant journalist and an even better spy. A friend to all the legendary reporters who covered the Vietnam War, he was an invaluable source of news and a font of wisdom on all things Vietnamese. At the same time, he was a masterful double agent. An inspired shape-shifter who kept his cover in place until the day he died, Pham Xuan An ranks as one of the preeminent spies of the twentieth century. When Thomas A. Bass set out to write the story of An’s remarkable career for The New Yorker, fresh revelations arrived daily during their freewheeling conversations, which began in 1992. But a good spy is always at work, and it was not until An’s death in 2006 that Bass was able to lift the veil from his carefully guarded story to offer up this fascinating portrait of a hidden life. A masterful history that reads like a John le Carré thriller, The Spy Who Loved Us offers a vivid portrait of journalists and spies at war.

The Spy Who Loved Me

Author: Ian Fleming

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448139341

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 2454


There's no better time to rediscover James Bond. Vivienne Michel is a troubled young woman on the run. Fleeing England she comes to a deserted motel in the Adirondack Mountains where she thinks she has finally escaped her past. Sluggsy and Horror are ruthless mobsters on a mission of their own. Holding a terrified Viv hostage in the motel, they plot death and destruction. Bond has just one night to take on the gangsters. But with two hardened killers to outwit, and time running out, can he save Vivienne - and himself? 'Bond is a hero for all time' Jeffrey Deaver

The Spy Who Loves Me

Author: Julie Kenner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743493923

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 5543


He'd be a terrible spy. But he might make a good husband. Call him Teague. Finn Teague. A jack-of-all-trades, he's been everything from ski instructor to cook, but he's always craved a job that wouldn't bore the living daylights out of him. He longs to be a shaken-not-stirred kind of guy but knows it'll never happen. Currently a lawyer, Double-Oh-No spends most of his time in his L.A. apartment, ogling his two gorgeous neighbors -- a view to a thrill -- and fantasizing that he's a secret agent. Amber Robinson, an elite operative for a top-secret government agency, is tracking a suspected terrorist's mistress. Her hunky neighbor Finn seems to be doing the same and Amber suspects he's a spy -- just a very, very bad one. Setting out to seduce him and crack his secret identity (yes, she has the best job ever) Amber unwittingly takes Finn on a passion-filled, high-stakes adventure that'll teach him to never say never again. USA Today bestselling author Julie Kenner presents a hilarious and sexy spy caper full of intoxicating, for-your-eyes-only romance!

The Spy who Loved Her

Author: Sheryl Danson

Publisher: Harlequin Treasury-Harlequin Temptation 90s

ISBN: 9780373255795

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 4996


The Spy Who Loved Her by Sheryl Danson released on Dec 24, 1993 is available now for purchase.

James Bond, the Spy I Loved

Author: Christopher Wood

Publisher: Twenty First Century Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1904433537

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

View: 4242


Christopher Wood segued from being the author of Confessions of a Window Cleaner to writing the screenplays for The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, two of the most successful James Bond movies ever made. Here he recounts his adventures in the wonderful world of 007.

The Spy Who Loved Me

Author: Ian Fleming

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099578026

Category: Fiction

Page: 226

View: 4590


Korean edition of James Bond series, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME by Ian Fleming who is the world famous creator of James Bond. Series 4. Translated by Gweon Do Hi. In Korean. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

The James Bond Phenomenon

Author: Christoph Lindner

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719065415

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 290

View: 6449


Sean Connery's tuxedo, Ursula Andress' bikini, Oddjob's bowler hat, and Q's gadgets are just a few defining features of the 007 world examined in this text. Drawn from the fields of literary, film, music and cultural studies, the essays in this collection range from revitalized readings of Ian Fleming's spy novels to the analysis of Pussy Galore's lesbianism, Miss Monneypenny's filmic feminism and Pierce Brosnan's techno-fetishism. Together the essays not only consider the James Bond novels and films in relation to their historical, political and social contexts, from the Cold-War period onwards, but also examine the classic bond canon from an array of theoretical perspectives. What the text aims to show is that there is much more to the 007 series than cheap thrills, fast cars and beautiful women. Leach, among others, Lindner illustrates not only how the Bond character has conquered the globe, but has sustained its pre-eminence across six decades. Starting with the original books and moving through the films, the music and the marketing, this study should be of use to students of film, media, popular literature, marketing and cultural studies.

The Man Who Saved Britain

Author: Simon Winder

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330532146

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 7321


Award-winning author Simon Winder takes us through the legacy of one of Britain's most influential and enduring cultural figures, James Bond. 'An entertaining romp through the literary and cinematic heartland of James Bond country' Sunday Times 'A hilarious blend of cultural history, biography and memoir' Guardian After victory in World War II, Britain was a relieved but also a profoundly traumatized country. Simon Winder, born into this nation of uncertain identity, fell in love (as many before and since) with the man created as the antidote, a quintessentially British figure of great cultural significance: James Bond. Written with passion, wit and a great deal of personal insight and affection, this book is his wildly amusing attempt to get to grips with Bond’s legacy and the difficult decades in which it really mattered. 'Read-aloud funny' Independent on Sunday 'Superb' Wall Street Journal

The Spy's Son

Author: Bryan Denson

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802191312

Category: True Crime

Page: 368

View: 3638


The true account of the Nicholsons, the father and son who sold national secrets to Russia. “One of the strangest spy stories in American history” (Robert Lindsey, author of The Falcon and the Snowman). Investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize–finalist Bryan Denson tells the riveting story of the father and son co-conspirators who betrayed the United States. Jim Nicholson was one of the CIA’s top veteran case officers. By day, he taught spycraft at the CIA’s clandestine training center, The Farm. By night, he was a minivan-driving single father racing home to have dinner with his kids. But Nicholson led a double life. For more than two years, he had met covertly with agents of Russia’s foreign intelligence service and turned over troves of classified documents. In 1997, Nicholson became the highest-ranking CIA officer ever convicted of espionage. But his duplicity didn’t stop there. While behind the bars of a federal prison, the former mole systematically groomed the one person he trusted most to serve as his stand-in: his youngest son, Nathan. When asked to smuggle messages out of prison to Russian contacts, Nathan saw an opportunity to be heroic and to make his father proud. “Filled with fascinating details of the cloak-and-dagger techniques of KGB and CIA operatives, double agents, and spy catchers . . . A poignant and painful tale of family love, loyalty, manipulation and betrayal.” —The Oregonian