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Spies : the most thrilling spy stories from around the world...  Cover Image Book Book

Spies : the most thrilling spy stories from around the world... / David Long ; illustrated by Terri Po.

Long, David, 1961- (author.). Po, Terri, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780571361847
  • ISBN: 0571361846
  • Physical Description: 206 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
  • Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, 2022.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Giliana Gerson - Making friends in all the right places -- Roald Dahl - From spy to storyteller -- Virginia Hall - Spying, subversion and sabotage -- Lewis Hodges - Missions by moonlight -- Noor Inayat Khan - The first woman wireless operator -- Witold Pilecki - Breaking into a death camp -- Pat O'Leary - A doctor in search of adventure -- Harry Cole - Double agent: Working for the enemy -- Claus Helberg - A death race on skis -- Scotch Lass - Britain's smallest secret agent -- Josephine Baker - No one suspects a star -- Andře Barrel - Dropped into danger -- Lise de Baissac - Living next door to the enemy -- Margery Booth - Singing for Hitler -- Alix d'Unienville - Miss Moneybags -- Jeannie Rousseau - Wrecking rockets -- Harry Ře - Teacher turned factory saboteur -- Mary Lindell - The incredible escape artist -- Krystyna Skarbek - The powers of persuasion -- Didi and Jacqueline Nearne - The spies who were sisters -- Charles Fraser-Smith - Gadgets and gizmos -- 'Major Martin' - The man who never was -- William Colepaugh - More high life than spy life -- Elyesa Bazna - A traitor tricked -- Klaus Fuchs - Stealing scientific secrets -- George Blake - The secret tunnel that wasn't secret -- Zvi Aharoni - Tracking down a Nazi.
Summary, etc.:
"Discover the exciting and dangerous lives of spies and secret agents from Blue Peter Award-winning David Long and rising star Terri Po. A single spy can save thousands upon thousands of lives. From Harry Ree, teacher turned saboteur, to Margery Booth, the spy who sang for Hitler, to Scotch Lass, Britain's smallest ever agent, discover twenty-seven of the most courageous and daring spies. For as long as there have been secrets to keep, there have been spies, the world over, trying to uncover this classified information. Spying goes on all the time, and everywhere, but some of the most astonishing exploits occur during wartime"--Publisher's description.
Subject: Spies > Juvenile literature.
Espionage > Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Adventure & Adventurers.
Genre: Informational works.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Thompson Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Thompson Public Library J327.12 Long (Text) 34038139197693 Juvenile New Nonfiction Available -

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