Edward Wilson - Author

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Edward Wilson is a highly acclaimed writer, whose novels focus on espionage and the Cold War. He was born in Baltimore, and now lives in Suffolk. Wilson, who has won praise from the TLS as well as Mail on Sunday, is a master of ambiguity who creates likeable villains and detestable heroes. He uses his background as a scholar, soldier and cosmopolitan expatriate to create authentic settings and verifiable plots.

 

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The Literary Animal Evolution and the Nature of Narrative

The Literary Animal Evolution and the Nature of Narrative

Author: Edward Wilson, Frederick C. Crews Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2018

In recent years, articles in major periodicals from the New York Times Magazine to the Times Literary Supplement have heralded the arrival of a new school of literary studies that promises-or threatens-to profoundly shift the current paradigm. This revolutionary approach, known as Darwinian literary studies, is based on a few simple premises: evolution has produced a universal landscape of the human mind that can be scientifically mapped; these universal tendencies are reflected in the composition, reception, and interpretation of literary works; and an understanding of the evolutionary foundations of human behavior, psychology, and culture will enable literary scholars to gain powerful new perspectives on the elements, form, and nature of storytelling. The goal of this book is to overcome some of the widespread misunderstandings about the meaning of a Darwinian approach to the human mind generally, and literature specifically. The volume brings together scholars from the forefront of the new field of evolutionary literary analysis-both literary analysts who have made evolution their explanatory framework and evolutionist scientists who have taken a serious interest in literature-to show how the human propensity for literature and art can be properly framed as a true evolutionary problem. Their work is an important step toward the long-prophesied synthesis of the humanities and what Steven Pinker calls the new sciences of human nature.

South Atlantic Requiem

South Atlantic Requiem

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2018

Catesby takes over the South America Desk at MI6, only to discover that disaster in the South Atlantic is looming. Downing Street is slashing defence spending, but refusing to negotiate a Falklands deal. With hostilities imminent, Catesby's job is to prevent the Argentine Junta from obtaining more Exocet missiles. Catesby is summoned and given a secret and highly sensitive task by the Foreign Secretary. He is sent to Peru via Washington to help negotiate a last minute peace deal. Catesby knows that the peace deal involves Faustian pacts. The right-wingers in Reagan's White House want the repressive Junta to survive - and many in London would prefer Thatcher not to survive. But Catesby and the Foreign Secretary have an unspoken bond. Both men have experienced the horror of war and want to spare others. In the early hours of 2 May, the Junta agrees new peace terms. Twelve hours later the Belgrano is torpedoed and sunk. Catesby is left in a state of shock and disillusionment and it is up to him to uncover the truth...

The Martyr of Carthage A Tale

The Martyr of Carthage A Tale

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2017

A Very British Ending

A Very British Ending

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/04/2016

An MI6 officer, haunted by the ghosts of an SS atrocity, kills a Nazi war criminal in the ruins of a U-boot bunker. The German turns out to be a CIA asset being rat-lined to South America.As a hungry Britain freezes in the winter of 1947, a young cabinet minister negotiates a deal with Moscow trading Rolls-Royce jet engines for cattle fodder and wood. Both have made powerful enemies with long memories. The fates of the two men become entwined as one rises through MI6 and the other to Downing Street. It is the mid-1970s and a coup d'etat is imminent.A Very British Ending is the Wolf Hall of power games in modern Britain. Senior MI6 officers, Catesby and Bone, try to outwit a cabal of plotters trying to overthrow the Prime Minister. The author once again reveals the dark underside of the Secret State on both sides of the Atlantic.

Love to Insult

Love to Insult

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2015

Love to Insult

Love to Insult

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2015

The Martyr of Carthage A Tale

The Martyr of Carthage A Tale

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

A Very British Ending

A Very British Ending

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2015

An MI6 officer, haunted by the ghosts of an SS atrocity, kills a Nazi war criminal in the ruins of a U-boot bunker. The German turns out to be a CIA asset being rat-lined to South America.As a hungry Britain freezes in the winter of 1947, a young cabinet minister negotiates a deal with Moscow trading Rolls-Royce jet engines for cattle fodder and wood. Both have made powerful enemies with long memories. The fates of the two men become entwined as one rises through MI6 and the other to Downing Street. It is the mid-1970s and a coup d'etat is imminent.A Very British Ending is the Wolf Hall of power games in modern Britain. Senior MI6 officers, Catesby and Bone, try to outwit a cabal of plotters trying to overthrow the Prime Minister. The author once again reveals the dark underside of the Secret State on both sides of the Atlantic.

A Very British Ending

A Very British Ending

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2015

An MI6 officer, haunted by the ghosts of an SS atrocity, kills a Nazi war criminal in the ruins of a U-boot bunker. The German turns out to be a CIA asset being rat-lined to South America.As a hungry Britain freezes in the winter of 1947, a young cabinet minister negotiates a deal with Moscow trading Rolls-Royce jet engines for cattle fodder and wood. Both have made powerful enemies with long memories. The fates of the two men become entwined as one rises through MI6 and the other to Downing Street. It is the mid-1970s and a coup d'etat is imminent.A Very British Ending is the Wolf Hall of power games in modern Britain. Senior MI6 officers, Catesby and Bone, try to outwit a cabal of plotters trying to overthrow the Prime Minister. The author once again reveals the dark underside of the Secret State on both sides of the Atlantic.

Wilson Family History

Wilson Family History

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2015

Wilson Family History - Scholar's Choice Edition

Wilson Family History - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/02/2015

Dreaming in Colour

Dreaming in Colour

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2014

The Whitehall Mandarin

The Whitehall Mandarin

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2014

British intelligence has a deep penetration mole in the KGB. When that mole reports that a Soviet spy ring in London is no longer sending intelligence to Moscow, MI6 are worried. Catesby is sent on a mole hunt that leads him through the seamy sex scandals of 1960s London to the jungles of Vietnam.

Reflections of a Poet's Mind

Reflections of a Poet's Mind

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2014

Reflections of a Poet's Mind

Reflections of a Poet's Mind

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2014

Sermons Preached in the Parish Church of St. Michael's, Bath

Sermons Preached in the Parish Church of St. Michael's, Bath

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/05/2013

The Midnight Swimmer

The Midnight Swimmer

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2012

October, 1962. If the Cuban gamble goes wrong and war breaks out, Britain will no longer exist. London dispatches a secret envoy to defuse the confrontation. Catesby is sent to Havana and Washington to make clandestine contacts. London has authorised Catesby to offer Moscow a secret deal to break the deadlock. But before that can happen, Catesby meets the Midnight Swimmer, who has a chilling message for Washington.

The Darkling Spy

The Darkling Spy

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/04/2011

London, 1956. A generation of British spies are haunted by the ghosts of friends turned traitor. Henry Bone, a Mandarin spymaster, learns that Butterfly is the Holy Grail of Cold War Intelligence. In reality, he is an aristocratic pervert whose political tastes are as ugly as his sexual preferences. But worst of all for some, Butterfly can identify each traitor ghost and every serving British spy who helped them. Catesby, a spy with his reputation in tatters, is pressured to become a fake defector in order to track down Butterfly. Catesby's quest leads him from Berlin, through a shower of Molotov cocktails in Budapest and finally to dinner alone with the East German espionage legend, Mischa Wolf. The novel's shocking conclusion will change the reader's view of the Cold War forever.

The Sibyl's Mistake

The Sibyl's Mistake

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/09/2010

The Sibyl's Mistake

The Sibyl's Mistake

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2010

Wilson Family History

Wilson Family History

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/04/2010

Giving Birth To An Anointed Ministry

Giving Birth To An Anointed Ministry

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2008

Pastor Wilson guides you through the three tri-mesters of birthing God's ministry. This book takes you through phases such as; Pregnant and Unaware, The Struggle of Travail, and Knowing When to Push. This is a must have for anyone who is serious about fulfilling God's divine purpose for your life.

The Envoy

The Envoy

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2008

The Envoy , Edward Wilson's second novel, will prove familiar territory for fans on A River in May . The setting is 1950s London, at the height of the Cold War. Kit Fournier is ostensibly a senior diplomat at the US embassy in Grosvenor Square who is also CIA Chief of Station. With the arms race looming large Kit goes undercover to meet with his KGB counterpart to pass on secret information about British spies. In a world where truth means deception and love means honey trap, sexual blackmail and personal betrayal are essential skills. As a H-bomb apocalypse hangs over London, Kit Fournier faces a crisis of the soul. The unveiling of his own dark personal secret proves more deadly than his coded dispatches. This sophisticated novel will have you turning pages until its gripping denouement.

The Downright Epicure Essays on Edward Bunyard

The Downright Epicure Essays on Edward Bunyard

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2007

A River in May

A River in May

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/02/2006

A magnificent debut novel, which follows in the spirit of Conrad's Heart of Darkness, in which an alienated student named Lopez joins the Vietnam war to escape from his past and himself. Forced out of self-pity by the brutality and injustice surrounding him, Lopez begins to shed his layers of acquired culture, identifying instead with the Vietnamese and their cause. 'Stylistically sophisticated, visually and emotionally present; the pace is good and the author knows how to hold the reader's attention.'

Press on Regardless The Story of the Fifth Royal Tank Regiment in WWII

Press on Regardless The Story of the Fifth Royal Tank Regiment in WWII

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2003

Based on the unit's War Diary, Wilson gives daily accounts of the fortunes and misfortunes, battles and hardships of a Regular Army Regiment in the famous Seventh Armoured Division - the Desert Rats. It is supplemented by personal accounts provided by officers and men who shared the triumphs and disasters of war as well as its humorous side. It is also complemented by a chapter by chapter analysis of the war as it affected both Allies and Axis with a chronological summary of other main events. Notes and technical details are also included.

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