Spy novel

Dinner at the Centre of the Earth: a tragicomic Middle East spy romp

14 October 2017 9:00 am

I first heard of this tragicomic spy romp around Israel and Palestine when Julian Barnes sang its praises in the…

Fatal entrapment

12 May 2012 10:00 am

I am no great fan of spy thrillers and positively allergic to conspiracy theories, but I found this book difficult…

And then there was one . . .

5 February 2011 12:00 am

The English fascination with spies is gloriously reflected in our literature, from Kim to A Question of Attribution, and while their Egyptian and Israeli counterparts remain untranslated, and the Americans unreadable, English spy novelists rule.