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Young Philby

Young Philby
A Novel
Robert Littell
Price: £
7.99
  • eBook
Published: 
27 Mar 2014
ISBN: 
9780715644515
Pages: 
288
Genre: 
  • Crime & Thriller
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Englishman Harold Adrian Russell Philby, nicknamed Kim, slips onto the Russian freighter Domatova as it quietly sails out of the Beirut harbour. A spy for the Soviet Union, he flees the Lebanese capital with just the clothes on his back and uncertainty over his fate in Moscow. Will he be welcomed as a senior Soviet intelligence officer? Will the Great Game he’s so keen on playing have a third act? Or will the Heart of Darkness have a more sinister purpose?

Impossible to put down, Young Philby paints a vivid picture about one of recent history’s most fascinating and subtle spies.

Reviews

A Daily Telegraph 2014 Top 10 Best Cold War Novels  

‘A riveting read’ Frederick Forsyth

‘An intriguing and surprisingly plausible new interpretation of what Philby was really up to and who he was working for. A fine book’ Daily Mail

‘Littell combines deep knowledge of spycraft with jovial levity’ Guardian

'For readers who savour both history and absurdity, this fascinating novel is not to be missed, and I persist in my belief that Littell is one of the most underrated of American novelists' Washington Post

‘Distinguished writer though Littell is, can he say anything new about Philby – or take a new approach to him? The answer to both questions, is yes’ Independent

'One of the mose original and authoritative writers of spy fiction of our time' London Literary Review

'This is a profound piece of superior writing' Catholic Herald

'Young Philby is a gripping and highly entertaining read' Euro Crime

 

 

Robert Littell

About Robert Littell

Robert Littell is the author of seventeen previous novels, most recently Young Philby. He has been hailed as ‘The best American spy writer currently at work’ (Daily Telegraph), and he has been awarded both the CWA Gold Dagger (for his debut, The Defection of AJ Lewinter) and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his fiction. His novel The Company was a New York Times bestseller and was adapted into a television miniseries in 2007, produced by Ridley Scott. He lives in France.

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Young Philby

Young Philby
A Novel
Robert Littell
Price: £
7.99
  • Paperback
Published: 
27 Mar 2014
ISBN: 
9780715647431
Pages: 
288
Genre: 
  • Crime & Thriller
Available from:

Englishman Harold Adrian Russell Philby, nicknamed Kim, slips onto the Russian freighter Domatova as it quietly sails out of the Beirut harbour. A spy for the Soviet Union, he flees the Lebanese capital with just the clothes on his back and uncertainty over his fate in Moscow. Will he be welcomed as a senior Soviet intelligence officer? Will the Great Game he’s so keen on playing have a third act? Or will the Heart of Darkness have a more sinister purpose?

Impossible to put down, Young Philby paints a vivid picture about one of recent history’s most fascinating and subtle spies.

Reviews

A Daily Telegraph 2014 Top 10 Best Cold War Novels  

‘A riveting read’ Frederick Forsyth

‘An intriguing and surprisingly plausible new interpretation of what Philby was really up to and who he was working for. A fine book’ Daily Mail

‘Littell combines deep knowledge of spycraft with jovial levity’ Guardian

'For readers who savour both history and absurdity, this fascinating novel is not to be missed, and I persist in my belief that Littell is one of the most underrated of American novelists' Washington Post

‘Distinguished writer though Littell is, can he say anything new about Philby – or take a new approach to him? The answer to both questions, is yes’ Independent

'One of the mose original and authoritative writers of spy fiction of our time' London Literary Review

'This is a profound piece of superior writing' Catholic Herald

'Young Philby is a gripping and highly entertaining read' Euro Crime

 

Robert Littell

About Robert Littell

Robert Littell is the author of seventeen previous novels, most recently Young Philby. He has been hailed as ‘The best American spy writer currently at work’ (Daily Telegraph), and he has been awarded both the CWA Gold Dagger (for his debut, The Defection of AJ Lewinter) and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his fiction. His novel The Company was a New York Times bestseller and was adapted into a television miniseries in 2007, produced by Ridley Scott. He lives in France.

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Young Philby

Young Philby
Robert Littell
Price: £
16.99
  • Hardback
Published: 
8 Nov 2012
ISBN: 
9780715643280
Pages: 
288
Genre: 
  • Fiction
Available from:

One midnight in January in the early 1960s, the Russian
freighter Domatova quietly slipped out of Beirut harbour.
The ship had sailed with a single passenger on board: an
Englishman named Harold Adrian Russell Philby,
nicknamed Kim. He had fled the Lebanese capital with
little more than the clothes on his back. The Englishman
had used both hardcover and paperback edition of James
Hilton's Lost Horizon for enciphering purposes (page, line
and letter number) when he had communicated with his
Soviet controllers.
As the lights of Beirut vanished, he tried to imagine the
life that awaited him in the Soviet Union. Would Moscow
Centre welcome him into the Heart of Darkness as a
senior Soviet intelligence officer? Would the Great Game
the Englishman was so keen to play have a third act? For
a spy, like a climber on a cliff, was there really no way
out except up?
With the same mastery and attention to detail he
brought to The Stalin Epigram, Robert Littell delivers a
gripping novel about the most enigmatic spy of the last
century.

Reviews

A Daily Telegraph 2014 Top 10 Best Cold War Novels  

‘A riveting read’ Frederick Forsyth

‘An intriguing and surprisingly plausible new interpretation of what Philby was really up to and who he was working for. A fine book’ Daily Mail

‘Littell combines deep knowledge of spycraft with jovial levity’ Guardian

'For readers who savour both history and absurdity, this fascinating novel is not to be missed, and I persist in my belief that Littell is one of the most underrated of American novelists' Washington Post

‘Distinguished writer though Littell is, can he say anything new about Philby – or take a new approach to him? The answer to both questions, is yes’ Independent

'One of the mose original and authoritative writers of spy fiction of our time' London Literary Review

'This is a profound piece of superior writing' Catholic Herald

'Young Philby is a gripping and highly entertaining read' Euro Crime

 

Robert Littell

About Robert Littell

Robert Littell is the author of seventeen previous novels, most recently Young Philby. He has been hailed as ‘The best American spy writer currently at work’ (Daily Telegraph), and he has been awarded both the CWA Gold Dagger (for his debut, The Defection of AJ Lewinter) and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for his fiction. His novel The Company was a New York Times bestseller and was adapted into a television miniseries in 2007, produced by Ridley Scott. He lives in France.

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