Summer of Spies

This Summer the Waterstones bookchain is running a “Summer of Spies” promotion at its Gower Street shop in London, as a run-up to the publication of the new Smiley novel by John le Carre, A Legacy of Spies, due to be published in September.

Book club events cost £3; author meets, hosted by Jake Kerridge, are £6 (£4 for students), which includes a glass of wine.

Our old friend Mike Ripley and Telegraph crime and thriller critic Jake Kerridge will explore the history of British thrillers from the austere 1950s through the boom time of the Swinging Sixties and early 1970s at an event being held on 22 August, one of a series events including a quiz night – see below for the full line-up.

Tickets are redeemable against the purchase of books on the night. You can book online here:

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8 Responses to Summer of Spies

  1. Colin says:

    That sounds marvelous. I won’t be in a position to attend any of those, sadly, and I feel more than a little envious of those who will.

  2. Margot Kinberg says:

    Oh, this looks great, Sergio!! Thank you so much for letting us know!

  3. Patti Abbott says:

    Didn’t know IN THE HEAT OF THE DAY was a spy novel.

  4. tracybham says:

    I would love to go to these events. Will you get to go to all of them?

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