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    The Story of Codes by Stephen Pincock & Mark Frary

    As long as humans have been plotting amongst one another there must have been demand for 'codes' to keep the communications to a select few “In the Know”. “The story of Codes” is a fascinating insight into those codes over the millennia, although I wouldn't have fancied being the cipher clerk...
  2. rebbonk

    Hitler’s British Traitors: The Secret History of Spies, Saboteurs and Fifth Columnists - Tim Tate

    A rather weighty tome in more ways than one. However, a book that I thoroughly enjoyed, and one that I learned many new things from. I made the fatal mistake of opening this book when it first arrived and of ‘flicking’ through it, catching the odd paragraph here and there. I was hooked, and...
  3. rebbonk

    A Treachery Of Spies – Manda Scott

    A Treachery Of Spies – Manda Scott Without doubt the best thriller I’ve read in a long time. I found this book very reminiscent of le Carré’s “Smiley’s people” or his “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” stories: and that can’t be bad The story is very fast paced, but is skilfully plotted with very...
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