Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Book recommendation: Agent Zigzag

For anyone who likes either thrillers or action-packed biographies then I would highly recommend a book called Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre (Bloomsbury, 2007). It follows the extraordinary life of Eddie Chapman, a dashing ladies' man and safe-breaker who went on to become a double agent in the Second World War. Weaving together diaries, letters and MI5 files, the author not only gives a wonderful guide to a life which was packed full of adventure, intrigue and romance but also gives some insight into the loneliness of a world of espionage which straddled both sides of the divide.

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