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The Real History of Foyle's War: The Truth Behind the Fiction

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Foyle's War has been widely praised for its engaging storylines, admirable performances and also for the painstaking attention to detail that gives the series such an air of authority and authenticity. "The Real History of Foyle's War" goes back to the real events and people that inform the fiction, and with stills from the show interspersed with historical images, provide ...more
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Published October 2nd 2006 by Carlton Books Ltd
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Description: The first six series are set during the Second World War in Hastings, Sussex, England, where Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen) attempts to catch criminals who are taking advantage of the confusion the war has created. He is assisted by his driver Samantha "Sam" Stewart (Honeysuckle Weeks) and Detective Sergeant Paul Milner (Anthony Howell). From Series 7, it sees a retired Foyle working for MI5, navigating the world of Cold War espionage.

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Camilla Tilly
I was so delighted when they decided to re-print this book so I did not have to pay 50 pounds for a copy from second hand sellers. This book really is a must for all "Foyle's War" fans. In a newspaper article, I read that some people had criticized the series for not being authentic like at all. But I beg to differ. And reading this book, you really see how much the production team did to make it as realistic as possible. Great pain was made to have characters dress and talk and act the way they ...more
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Jan 18, 2013 Jim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Foyle's War is an extraordinary television program, and not just because of Michael Kitchen's thoughtful, compassionate, understated performace as Christopher Foyle. The WWII era period setting is captured with meticulous attention to detail. It's not just a matter of getting the clothing and cars right, small details of how people lived and worked on the home front during those years turn up in every episode.

This book is more than a "making of" the show. It's about the entire infrastructure of
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Tonya
Nov 14, 2011 Tonya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
D and I just finished watching this entire series in order. This book follows the series and documents the "real history" that each episode's plot is based on. I learned a lot about WWII reading this and watching the series at the same time. It really is remarkable how true to life the tv show is...it's probably my favorite British drama. (Which is saying ALOT!)
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Rod Green is a children’s writer who has worked with many publishers, including Puffin and HarperCollins. With Templar, he has written books in the Mean Machines series.
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