Thalia.de

In weniger als einer Minute mit dem Lesen beginnen. Sie haben noch keinen tolino?

Louis - The Life of a Real Spy

The story of a very real spy.

"The writing is superbly descriptive and Louis' life was tragically wonderful."

"Suffice to say, if you don't feel you have read a great tale told well when you reach the last page, then quite frankly you seriously need help."

"Loved the complexities of the turns in Louis's life."

Louis is a gripping story of the life of a professional wartime spy. From his boyhood education in Egypt in the early 1900's, he was being prepared to serve in the newly formed British Secret Service Bureau on the orders of Abbas II Hilmi, the Khedive of Egypt and Sudan, as part of secret arrangement with the British government to supply young operatives for the newly formed bureau.

In his early teens, he is separated from his foster mother to make the dangerous journey to England, in the middle of the First World War, to complete his education and training as a British wartime spy.

From Dulwich College through to Oxford University, he is meticulously prepared for his life as a British undercover war operative. From his first dangerous mission in Port Said through to his last in South Africa in the 1960's, Louis is the story of a professional chameleon, who survived wars and conflicts on his instincts, cunning and ruthlessness.

Louis was a quiet heroic man who lived an extraordinary life - a life of service that should never be forgotten.

Portrait

Derek Haines is an author of science fiction farce, historical fiction and noir thrillers, who writes from a view of what fascinates him and not from a formula based on one theme or genre. His writing is varied but always written in a style that communicates with and engages his readers. 


Most of all, the stories told by Derek Haines are about people, their feelings, regrets, hopes and struggles with life. Ordinary men and women, sometimes nonconformist, but with extraordinary qualities that make their story worth telling. While some books reflect his thoughts and beliefs, others are told from the view of characters who are sometimes dark and complex, or childishly open. With splashes of allegory, black humour or satire, his stories can develop from the simplistic to the complicated and back again, leaving the reader to decide if it is time to laugh or cry. Or both.


Born in Australia, but now living in Switzerland, his stories cross a wide geographical range but often draw from elements of his life and experiences in the two countries he calls home. From the rugged, dry and hot desert country of Australia and its crowded cities, to the cafés of Europe and the peaks of the Swiss Alps. The hustle and bustle of Sydney to the quiet life of the Swiss countryside.


When not writing and blogging, he is usually doing what he equally enjoys. Teaching English.

… weiterlesen
Beschreibung

Produktdetails


Format ePUB i
Kopierschutz kein Kopierschutz i
Erscheinungsdatum 27.04.2016
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781533751485
Verlag Derek Haines - Switzerland
eBook
3,99
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
Sofort per Download lieferbar
In der Cloud verfügbar
Per E-Mail verschenken i

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 47530067
    The Whistler
    von John Grisham
    eBook
    10,99
  • 33840223
    The Restless Dead
    von Simon Beckett
    eBook
    10,99
  • 45779116
    Night School
    von Lee Child
    eBook
    14,99
  • 47529095
    The Chemist
    von Stephenie Meyer
    eBook
    10,99
  • 45779156
    Conclave
    von Robert Harris
    eBook
    10,99
  • 28114305
    The Ghost
    von Robert Harris
    eBook
    4,99 bisher 6,99
  • 45207519
    Blackout
    von Ragnar Jónasson
    eBook
    4,99 bisher 6,49
  • 45215750
    The Book of Mirrors
    von E.O. Chirovici
    eBook
    10,99
  • 44944784
    My Husband's Wife
    von Jane Corry
    eBook
    6,99
  • 44051452
    Career of Evil
    von Robert Galbraith (Pseudonym von J.K. Rowling)
    eBook
    5,49
  • 45239138
    Into the Fire
    von Jeaniene Frost
    eBook
    5,79
  • 52326385
    The Girl Before
    eBook
    7,49
  • 38456418
    First Love
    von James Patterson
    eBook
    4,99 bisher 6,99
  • 40310556
    Blue Monday
    von Nicci French
    eBook
    6,99
  • 45779410
    16th Seduction
    von James Patterson
    eBook
    14,99
  • 45443890
    Saturday Requiem
    von Nicci French
    (1)
    eBook
    6,99
  • 46672809
    The Wrong Side of Goodbye
    von Michael Connelly
    eBook
    10,99
  • 46339259
    The Obsidian Chamber
    von Lincoln Child
    eBook
    6,49 bisher 8,99
  • 42217705
    Eye of the Needle
    von Ken Follett
    eBook
    7,49
  • 34910870
    Falling
    von Emma Kavanagh
    eBook
    4,99 bisher 6,49

Kundenbewertungen


Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

Louis - The Life of a Real Spy

Louis - The Life of a Real Spy

von Derek Haines

eBook
3,99
+
=
The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

von Paula Hawkins

(15)
eBook
6,99
+
=

für

10,98

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.

Alle kaufen