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Join us for an evening with Stephen Clarke as he presents his new book, The Spy Who Inspired Me
It is April 1944, just before D-Day. A young woman spy, Margaux Lynd, has to go undercover into Occupied France to find missing agents in the Resistance. Unfortunately she is lumbered with a male sidekick, a suave naval officer called Ian Lemming (not, not Fleming). He thinks Occupied France is dirty and dangerous and wants to go back to his office in the Admiralty, but she has to drag him along, and meanwhile teaches him all the tricks of real wartime spy craft. To compensate for the humiliation, he starts to fantasise about a male spy who would operate in champagne luxury while lording it over women. A world-famous secret agent is born…
Stephen Clarke is a British writer living in Paris (unless he’s since been deported because of Brexit). He is the author of the worldwide bestselling Merde series of novels about an Englishman failing to adapt to life in France. He has also written history books such as 1000 Years of Annoying the French and The French Revolution & What Went Wrong.
Praise for Stephen Clarke
‘An entertaining and thrilling read.’ -The Historical Novel Society.
‘Tremendously entertaining’ -Sunday Times
‘Outrageously readable’ -Daily Mail
‘Edgier than Bryson, hits harder than Mayle’ -The Times
‘Wicked and witty’ -Daily Express
‘Breezy, entertaining’ -Sunday Express
Evenings with an Author are generously sponsored by GRoW @ Annenberg