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Winston Graham
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Night Journey

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  22 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The reluctant spy...
Spying was repugnant to Mencken - even in wartime - but he had no alternative. He took the assignment.
His objective was to attend a conference of Nazi scientists, researchers in germ warfare and poison gas, and report back to London. He was to pick up his orders in Venice.
The nightmare, paranoid world of a spy was suddenly Mencken's world. He became
Paperback, 200 pages
Published October 10th 2013 by Policy Press (first published October 1966)
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Sam Reaves
Winston Graham is apparently best known for a series of historical novels that has been made into a British TV series not once but twice. Ignoramus that I am, I had never heard of him or his famous Poldark series when I came across this potboiler in a trove of old paperbacks. First published in 1940, this one's a thriller set in Italy and Switzerland during the early days of the Second World War. An Austrian chemist with a British mother flees to England when the Nazis take over in Vienna; he is ...more
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Bea Alden
Jun 09, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spy-thriller
This is a WW II spy adventure, with a ring of authenticity. Graham is a great story teller.

Here's the thing: it was written in 1940, while the war was still happening, and published in 1941. Winston Graham writes in a little preface to a 1968 edition: ".. written in the darkest days of the war... it sold about 700 copies and then the type and sheets were destroyed in an air raid."
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Winston Graham was the author of forty novels. His books have been widely translated and the Poldark series has been developed into two television series, shown in 22 countries. Six of Winston Graham's books have been filmed for the big screen, the most notable being Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Winston Graham was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL) and in 1983 was invested ...more
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