The Private Life of Spies: 'Spy-masterful storytelling' Sunday Post by Alexander McCall Smith ISBN:9781408718360

Private Life of Spies by Alexander McCall Smith

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During WW2 there was a rumour that German spies were landing by parachute in Britain, dressed as nuns…


Conradin Muller was an unusual spy. He was recruited in Hamburg in June 1943, much against his will, and sent on his first, and only, mission in late September that year. He failed to send a single report back to Germany, and when the War came to an end in May 1945, he fell to his knees and wept with relief.


From a highly reluctant German spy who is drawn to an East Anglian nunnery as his only means of escape, to the strange tale of one of the Cambridge spy ring’s adventures with a Russian dwarf, these are Alexander McCall Smith’s intriguing and typically inventive stories from the world of espionage.

From Alexander McCall Smith, one of the world’s most beloved and bestselling authors, comes a marvellous collection of stories about intrigue and espionage, told in his inimitable style.

About the Author: Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over one hundred books on a wide array of subjects, including the award-winning The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. He is also the author of the Isabel Dalhousie novels and the world’s longest-running serial novel, 44 Scotland Street. His books have been translated into forty-six languages. Alexander McCall Smith is Professor Emeritus of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and holds honorary doctorates from thirteen universities.


Additional information


Paperback / softback


Espionage & spy thriller

Readership Level

General (US: Trade)



Date of Publication

20 Nov 0210

The Private Life of Spies: ‘Spy-masterful storytelling’ Sunday Post by Alexander McCall Smith ISBN 9781408718360

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