7046 GREENE, Graham and Hugh (Ed.) Spy's Bedside Book, The
Hardcover Folio Society: London; c1957, 2006; First Edition Thus 261 pages B&W Illustrations: Near Fine
Faint white spot on rear cover of blue buckram binding, a tiny spot on textblock fore-edge. No dustwrapper as issued, no slipcase. A lovely copy.; New introduction by Stella Rimington former head of MI5. Edited by Graham and Hugh Greene, this anthology of truth and fiction includes work by several writers, some of whom were suspected of being spies.; ''This classic anthology includes stories by some of the great writers on spying and many practitioners, including Ian Fleming and John Buchan, Sir Robert Baden-Powell and Belle Boyd, Walter Schellenberg, Sir Paul Dukes and Vladimir Petrov, and from the golden age of mystery and suspense, William Le Queux and E. Phillips Oppenheim.There are also some unexpected figures: William Blake, D.H. Lawrence and Thomas Mann, all suspected of spying in three great wars.
How can you hide messages in a boiled egg? Why should you always put pepper in your vodka when in Russia? Answers to these questions and much more can be found in this thrilling collection, which will enthrall readers once again with its tales of espionage from a bygone era.' Image is actual copy on offer.