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  • Author:
    Alan Judd
  • ISBN:
    0006513565
  • ISBN13:
    978-0006513568
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  • Publisher:
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (October 21, 2002)
  • Pages:
    320 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Thrillers & Suspense
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Set in 1970s London, Legacy is a spy novel by English author Alan Judd. Published in 2001 it continues the story of Charles Thoroughgood, first introduced in his debut novel, A Breed of Heroes, published 20 years earlier.

Set in 1970s London, Legacy is a spy novel by English author Alan Judd. British historian Peter Hennessy described it as 'one of the best spy novels ever'.

Alan Judd is a pseudonym used by Alan Edwin Petty. Born in 1946, he is a former soldier and diplomat who now works as a security analyst and writer in the United Kingdom. He writes both books and articles, regularly contributing to a number of publications, including the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator and The Oldie. His books include both fiction and non-fiction titles, with his novels often drawing on his military background.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. From award-winning author Alan Judd comes a gripping espionage novel set during the height of the Cold War. Capturing the tenor of 1970s London with assuredness on par with that of the genre's greats.

Alan Judd- a former MI6 officer (outed by disgruntled fellow traveler Richard Tomlinson, in his book "The Big Breach") brings us a believable, intricate and compelling espionage story. Fans of spy fiction generally judge a book on how authentic the tradecraft feels and Judd doesn't disapoint. He delivers that aspect with the ease and familiarity of an insider. The main character is Charles Thoroughgood, fresh out of the Army and in training John Le Carre fans, rejoice. A worthy successor exists.

Alan Judd is the author of eleven novels and two biographies. He previously served as a soldier in the British army and as a diplomat in the Foreign Office

Alan Judd is the author of eleven novels and two biographies. He previously served as a soldier in the British army and as a diplomat in the Foreign Office. Judd is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has won numerous awards including the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Heinemann Award. He currently writes for The Spectator and The Daily Telegraph. He lives in Sussex with his family. Библиографические данные.

Legacy Alan Judd HarperCollins UK 9780006513568 : First new novel for many years from the prize-winning author of. .The book is based mainly in London at the end of the Cold War. It is a spy thriller full of unexpected twists

Legacy Alan Judd HarperCollins UK 9780006513568 : First new novel for many years from the prize-winning author of best-selling A Breed of Heroes. Legacy is the first novel of a new spy trilogy. It is a spy thriller full of unexpected twists. Le Carres novels saw espionage as a metaphor for the treacherousness and helplessness of the human heart and Alan builds on this theme with his new novel also showing how intrinsic and close the world of espionage is to everyday life. Дополнительное описание: Кол-во ст. 320 Формат: 178 x 111 Дата издания: 2002 Вес: 140 Круг читателей: general.

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Charles Thoroughgood, hero of Alan Judd's classic A Breed of Heroes, has left the army to be trained by MI6 in the arts of the Cold War. Nothing could prepare him, however, for the unexpected inheritance left him by his late father, which leads him back into an old school friendship with Viktor, a Russian diplomat living in London, and beyond that into the murky world of Soviet espionage at the height of the nuclear threat to the West.

First new novel for many years from the prize-winning author of best-selling A Breed of Heroes. Legacy is the first novel of a new spy trilogy based on friendship and working relationship between the two central characters. Alan Judd is the author of the best-selling A Breed of Heroes ( over 100,000 copies sold, shortlisted for the Booker Prize and winner of the Royal Society of Literature Award for fiction). It was also turned into a very popular and well-regarded TV film. His Fordian novella The Devil's Own Work is regarded as his most original and accomplished work (it won the Guardian Fiction Prize) and his biography of Ford Madox Ford won the Royal Society of Literature Award for biography and the Heinemann Award. He is extraordinarily well-connected in the world of literature, very highly thought of, and a very fine journalist. The chief protagonist of Alan's autobiographical novel A Breed of Heroes was Charles Thorougood. Charles is resurrected in the new novel as an agent of MI6 working in London during the Cold War, with a young Soviet assistant. Unexpectedly he learns of a strange legacy left to him by his estranged father, the implications of which are much darker than expected at first. Charles and his Russian associate begin to uncover information about a Soviet plot to dump dangerously toxic and nuclear substances on mainland Britain. The Soviet operation is code-named Legacy. The book is based mainly in London at the end of the Cold War. It is a spy thriller full of unexpected twists. Le Carre's novels saw espionage as a metaphor for the treacherousness and helplessness of the human heart and Alan builds on this theme with his new novel also showing how intrinsic and close the world of espionage is to everyday life.

Steelrunner
Alan Judd brought us back to the golden era of the Cold War spy novels. There are no explosions and flashy superheros. Spy business is a dreary, cerebral game. Secret services spy on enemies, on friends and on those who are hard to pin down. Charles Thoroughgood, young, idealistic spy beginner is a richly written character. Complex miasma of his new business soon overwhelms him, but he shows a surprising talent for the game. I am hoping for much more from Mr. Judd. It was a very rewarding experience.
Nilarius
We are in John le Carre territory in this Cold War spy story set in 1970s London. Charles Thoroughgood, whose name describes his character, has left the British army and joined the Secret Service as a trainee. By coincidence, a Russian acquaintance from university days shows up as a Soviet diplomat with a weakness for a particular London postitute. Charles is taken out of his training course and told to approach his former classmate. When he does so, the Russian turns the tables on him by revealing that Charles's own father, now deceased, was a long-standing Soviet agent.

There is lots of interesting tradecraft in this novel. The author clearly knows what he's talking about. Also, we meet some quirky British characters in the best tradition of the cast of eccentrics created by le Carre.

Judd differs from le Carre in that he sees no more equivalence between the British and the Soviets. Whereas Le Carre regards his characters as players in a game in which both sides observe the same rules more or less, Judd has no such scruples. He clearly sees the Brits as morally superior and the Soviets as utterly evil.

There are some surprises in this book which are not altogether surprising and the depiction of England circa 1970 seems more like the 1950s to me than the actual England I remember. Judd clearly brings out the upper class nature of the secret service, still the realm of public school boys and a few women from the "right" families and universities. His women are not convincing and the subject of sexual desire is handled as if it were an embarrassing social faux pas.
Still this is an entertaining and interesting book.
Dianazius
What more could you possibly want. Anything by Judd is
enough reason to buy and enjoy.
His only weakness of a low production rate.
MORE please!!!