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Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre
  

Agent Zigzag

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A 2011 World Book Night selection.

Shortlisted for the Biography of the Year Award at the Galaxy British Book Awards 2008.


Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2007.

Ben Macintyre weaves together diaries, letters, photographs, memories and top-secret MI5 files to create the exhilarating account of Britain’s most sensational double agent.

Costa Book Awards 2007 Judges' comment:
"Ben Macintyre uses his exceptional writing skill to make this extraordinary biography, of double - maybe triple - agent Eddie Chapman, read like a thriller."

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Synopsis

Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre

One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5’s Agent Zigzag. Dashing and louche, courageous and unpredictable, the traitor was a patriot inside, and the villain a hero. The problem for Chapman, his many lovers and his spymasters was knowing who he was.

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'If you're looking for a good spy thriller, I definitely recommend this' Daily Express

About the Author

Ben Macintyre

Ben Macintyre is a columnist and Associate Editor on The Times. He has worked as the newspaper's correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington. He is the author of eight previous books including Agent Zigzag, shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award and the Galaxy British Book Award for Biography of the Year 2008, and the no. 1 bestseller Operation Mincemeat. He lives in London with his wife and three children.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd August 2010

Author

Ben Macintyre

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Format

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ISBN

9781408811498

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