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by Michael Frayn
In the quiet cul-de-sac where Keith and Stephen live there is little evidence of World War II. But the two friends suspect that the inhabitants of the Close are not what they seem. As Keith informs his trusting friend, the whole district is riddled with secret passages and underground laboratories.
In the quiet cul-de-sac where Keith and Stephen live there is very little evidence of the Second World War. But the two friends suspect that the inhabitants of the Close are not what they seem. As Keith authoritatively informs the trusting Stephen, the whole district is riddled with secret passages and underground laboratories - hideaways for any number of murderers, unsung war heroes and secret agents. Then one day Keith announces an even more disconcerting discovery: the Germans have infiltrated his own family. And when the secret underground world they have postulated emerges from the shadows they find themselves engulfed in mysteries far deeper and more painful than they had bargained for. In this beautiful new novel Michael Frayn evokes a time and characters which are as vivid now as if they had appeared before us today.
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'Michael Frayn is the most philosophical comic writer - and the most comic philosophical writer - of our time.' Michael Arditti, Daily Mail 'As you're dragged into his headlong race for fame and riches, you never know what will happen next, only that more torture lies in store.' Blake Morrison, Independent on Sunday
About Michael Frayn
Michael Frayn's most recent novel, Headlong, was shortlisted for the 1999 Booker Prize, Whitbread Novel Prize and James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. His thirteen plays range from Noises Off to Copenhagen. His nine previous novels include Towards the End of the Morning and The Trick Of It.
Spies by Michael Frayn
Used - Very Good
Faber & Faber
Winner of The Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best Book Eurasia 2003 Winner of Whitbread Prize (Novel) 2002 Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Novel Category 2002 Short-listed for The Commonwealth Writers Prize 2003
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