Summer of Spies: Classic Spy Fiction Book Club
Tuesday 4th July 18:30 - 19:30 at London - Gower Street
Waterstones Gower Street presents Summer of Spies: join us in July and August as we celebrate the very best spy fiction with with quizzes, cocktail parties, book clubs and much more!
Throughout SUMMER OF SPIES, Telegraph crime & thriller critic Jake Kerridge, will be hosting a CLASSIC SPY FICTION BOOK CLUB in store. Join us for a glass of wine or two and laid-back, fun conversation about some of the spy genre’s best loved titles.
For our first book club on July 4th, we will be discussing Graham Greene’s Our Man in Havana, published in 1958. Capturing the daiquiris and decadence of pre-Castro Cuba, this blackly comic tells the tale of MI6's man in Havana, Wormold, a former vacuum-cleaner salesman turned reluctant secret agent out of economic necessity. To keep his job, he files bogus reports based on Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare and dreams up military installations from vacuum-cleaner designs. Then his stories start coming disturbingly true.
Book club tickets are £3 and include wine. Book online, in-store or by calling 020 7636 1577.
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