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20%OFFJohn Lawton - The Unfortunate Englishman - 9781611855449 - V9781611855449
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The Unfortunate Englishman

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Description for The Unfortunate Englishman Paperback. The second book in the Joe Wilderness series. Series: Joe Wilderness Series. Num Pages: 368 pages. BIC Classification: FHD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 198 x 26. Weight in Grams: 256.
A thrilling portrait of 1960s Berlin and Krushchev's Moscow, centring around the exchange of two spies - a Russian working for the KGB, and an unfortunate Englishman. Having shot someone in the chaos of 1963 Berlin, Wilderness finds himself locked up with little chance of escape. But an official pardon through his father-in-law Burne-Jones, a senior agent at MI6, means he is free to go - although forever in Burne-Jones's service. When the Russians started building the Berlin wall in 1961, two 'Unfortunate Englishmen' were trapped on opposite sides. Geoffrey Masefield in the ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2017
Series
Joe Wilderness Series
Condition
New
Number of Pages
368
Place of Publication
New York, United States
ISBN
9781611855449
SKU
V9781611855449
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About John Lawton
John Lawton worked for Channel 4 for many years, and, among many others, produced Harold Pinter's 'O Superman', the least-watched most-argued-over programme of the 90s. He has written seven novels in his Troy series, two Joe Wilderness novels, the standalone Sweet Sunday, a couple of short stories and the occasional essay. He writes very slowly and almost entirely on the ... Read more

Reviews for The Unfortunate Englishman
Lawton builds a wonderfully convincing picture...writing with remarkable authority... as usual with Lawton's books, it's rather more than the sum of its parts.
Spectator on THEN WE TAKE BERLIN
While Lawton's previous novels were distinguished by their precise and elegant prose, Then We Take Berlin offers, courtesy of its Cockney protagonist, a cruder but equally effective vernacular style ... Read more

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