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The Paper Caper By Tim Topps

The Paper Caper by Tim Topps

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Summary

The Paper Caper starts at the beginning of the Cold War, in a very laid-back army depot full of staff visibly unwinding after the previous war. It follows the newly-commissioned (but determinedly unmilitary) Tim Topps, who arrives at the immense depot in 1947.

The Paper Caper Summary

The Paper Caper by Tim Topps

The Paper Caper starts at the beginning of the Cold War, in a very laid-back army depot full of staff visibly unwinding after the previous war. It follows the newly-commissioned (but determinedly unmilitary) Tim Topps, who arrives at the immense depot in 1947. Along with regimental and storehouse duties, Tim is immediately appointed Editor of the depot's weekly newspaper, which he has never seen or even heard of. Expecting a newsroom bursting with activity when he makes his way to meet his staff, the new editor is met with a small private who is currently operating the paper single-handedly, at a desk in the far corner of the 'Print & Pubs' shed. To no surprise, the paper itself can mostly be found holding a portion of chips at the end of the week. It is soon revealed that Tim's true role as Editor is to expand the paper, using it to trap a Communist 'sleeper' who MI5 have discovered planted within the civilian staff. He is to be aided by a charming and efficient ATS Corporal, with whom he is doomed to (strictly contrary to army regulations) fall in love. Tim and his assistant eventually narrow down the suspects to one officer, but all is not as it seems. They are led on a chase beyond the depot, to ruined castles up and down the Welsh border, coming to the end of their journey near a fishing village in the south of France. Here they will confront their enemy for the last time... The Paper Caper is a light-hearted novel that will appeal to fans of history and military novels.

About Tim Topps

During 1938, aged 10, Tim Topps had a six-part adventure story published in a national Sunday newspaper. In 1945, at 16, the BBC broadcast his short play: next day, Hitler shot himself. Tim's National Service commission has now prompted The Paper Caper with its authentic background. After Oxford, he ran a university-linked business, and he now lives in Oxford with his second wife, an artist. The Paper Caper was originally released as an ebook but is now being published as a paperback for the wider market.

Additional information

GOR008861720
9781784624491
1784624497
The Paper Caper by Tim Topps
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Troubador Publishing
2015-11-28
320
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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