The East German Spy Mistress


Set in the early 1950s, this topsy-turvy adventure story tells of a clique of amateur British officers who plot to trap the faceless civil servants relaying their signals to enemy agents. A cornucopia of both Soviet-era and British army anecdotes both capture and bring to life a bygone spirit and outlook. Shifting from East Germany and Libya to Beirut and Otterburn Moor – though with its seeds in wartime Tangier – its anachronistic heroes with the aid of the East German spy mistress, succeed in pulling off an unexpected coup.

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