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Edward Wilson - Author

About the Author

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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Portrait of the Spy as a Young Man

Portrait of the Spy as a Young Man

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2020

In 1941, a teenage William Catesby is offered a place at the University of Cambridge, but decides to turn it down in favour of joining the army and supporting the war effort. In 2014, now in his nineties, Catesby recounts his story to his granddaughter for the first time. Their interviews weave together the historical, the personal and the emotional, skipping between different decades and continents as they reveal a complex and conflicted man. Catesby's life is not just about spying and the trauma of war, but of lost love, yearning and hope for the future.

South Atlantic Requiem

South Atlantic Requiem

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/05/2019

It is 1982 and the British prime minister and the Argentine president are both clinging to power. Downing Street, having ignored alarm bells coming from the South Atlantic, finds itself in a full-blown crisis when Argentina invades the remote and forgotten British territory of the Falklands Islands. Catesby is dispatched urgently to prevent Argentina from obtaining more lethal Exocet missiles by fair means or foul. From Patagonia to Paris, from Chevening to the White House, Catesby plays a deadly game of diplomatic cat and mouse determined to avert the loss of life. The clock is ticking as diplomats and statesmen race for a last-minute settlement while the weapons of war are primed and aimed. Edward Wilson's stunning new spy thriller brilliantly evokes the intricate world of high-stakes espionage with a rare authenticity and deeply-felt sympathy for the human cost and tragedy of conflict.

The Martyr of Carthage

The Martyr of Carthage

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2018

South Atlantic Requiem

South Atlantic Requiem

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

It is 1982 and the British prime minister and the Argentine president are both clinging to power. Owing to budget cuts, senior MI6 spook William Catesby s only agent in South America is young Cambridge student Fiona Stewart who has fallen in love with an Argentine star polo player who also flies Exocet armed aircraft for the military Junta. Downing Street, having ignored alarm bells coming from the South Atlantic, finds itself in a full-blown crisis when Argentina invades the remote and forgotten British territory of the Falklands Islands. Catesby is dispatched urgently to prevent Argentina from obtaining more lethal Exocet missiles by fair means or foul. Cunning, ingenuity and the prospect of murder will become his increasingly desperate modus operandi. Meanwhile, a battle rages behind the scenes as the Foreign Secretary, haunted by his own memories of the horrors of war is pushing for peace, while the Prime Minister, urged on by nationalist glory, is willing to sacrifice lives to win an upcoming election. From Patagonia to Paris, from Chevening to the White House, Catesby plays a deadly game of diplomatic cat and mouse determined to avert the loss of life. The clock is ticking as diplomats and statesmen race for a last-minute settlement while the weapons of war are primed and aimed. Edward Wilson's stunning new spy thriller brilliantly evokes the intricate world of high-stakes espionage with a rare authenticity and deeply-felt sympathy for the human cost and tragedy of conflict.

The Martyr of Carthage

The Martyr of Carthage

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

A Very British Ending

A Very British Ending

Author: Edward Wilson Format: Paperback / softback 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

The Martyr of Carthage

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 / softback 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

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