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The Unfortunate Englishman
Author: John Lawton

ISBN: 9781611855456
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 25 May 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.2
Description:
'All these adventures arrive gift-wrapped in writing variously rich, inventive, surprising, informed, bawdy, cynical, heartbreaking and hilarious. However much you know about postwar Berlin, Lawton will take you deeper into its people, conflicts and courage. Both novels - and they should be read in order - are spy fiction at its best.' - Washington Post..Having shot someone in what he believed was self-defence in the chaos of 1963 Berlin, Wilderness finds himself locked up with little chance of escape. But an official pardon through his father-in-law Burne-Jones, a senior agent at MI6, means he is free to go - although forever in Burne-Jones's service...His newest operation will take him back to Berlin, which is now the dividing line between the West and the Soviets.

A backstory of innocence and intrigue unravels, one in which Wilderness is in and out of Berlin and Vienna like a jack-in-the-box. When the Russians started building the Berlin wall in 1961, two 'Unfortunate Englishmen' were trapped on opposite sides. Geoffrey Masefield in the Lubyanka, and Bernard Alleyn (alias KGB Captain Leonid Liubimov) in Wormwood Scrubs...In 1965 there is a new plan. To exchang...

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