Faber Members get 10% off their first order

Spies

Michael Frayn

Spies by Michael Frayn is the classic wartime coming of age novel from one of Britain’s best-loved writers.

Out of stock

Buy from
Format
Ebook
ISBN
9780571249206
Date Published
08.01.2009
Delivery
All orders are sent via Royal Mail and are tracked: choose from standard or premium delivery.
Summary

In the quiet cul-de-sac where Keith and Stephen live the only immediate signs of the Second World War are the blackout at night and a single random bombsite. But the two boys start to suspect that all is not what it seems when one day Keith announces a disconcerting discovery: the Germans have infiltrated his own family. And when the secret underground world they have dreamed up emerges from the shadows they find themselves engulfed in mysteries far deeper and more painful than they had bargained for.

‘Bernard Shaw couldn’t do it, Henry James couldn’t do it, but the ingenious English author Michael Frayn does do it: write novels and plays with equal success … Frayn’s novel excels.’ John updike, New Yorker

‘A beautifully accomplished, richly nostalgic novel about supposed second-world-war espionage seen through the eyes of a young boy.’ Sunday Times

‘Deeply satisfying . . . Frayn has written nothing better.’ Independent

MichaelFrayn

Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933 and began his career as a journalist on the Guardian and the Observer. His novels include Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong, Spies and Skios. His seventeen plays range from Noises Off, recently chosen as one of the nation’s three favourite plays, to Copenhagen, which won the 1998 Evening Standard Award…

Read More
MichaelFrayn
Michael-Frayn-1.jpg
More books by Michael Frayn