Secret Lives of a Secret agent

By Tim Crook

  • The Second World War Chief of MI6 said Alexander Wilson had ‘remarkable gifts as a writer of fiction, and no sense of responsibility in using them!’
  • Wilson’s three year career in the Secret Intelligence Service ended when the country’s spy chiefs decided his creativity got the better of his grasp of reality.
  • His ‘secret lives’ extended to his private life.
  • Four wives and four families; not necessarily one after the other.
  • In this second Edition Tim Crook unravels more of the mysteries of this extraordinary story.
  • The first edition of his biography is the foundation, along with the memoir of Alexander Wilson’s third wife, Alison, of the BBC drama series ‘Mrs Wilson.’

Contents

Preface, Contents, Chapter One- A very unusual funeral, Chapter Two- Gladys and children, Chapter Three – Dorothy and son, Chapter Four – Alison and sons, Chapter Five – Elizabeth and son, Chapter Six – The Buddha of St James’s, Chapter Seven – A Great Public Danger?, Chapter Eight- ‘One of the best’ – Compton Mackenzie, Chapter Nine- Killing The Writer, Chapter Ten – Scoundrel or Sentimental Crook? Chapter Eleven- Discovery, forgiveness and reparation, Appendices – Timeline and literary output, Bibliography, Illustrations.


Features & Details

Primary Category: Biographies & Memoirs
Dimensions: 6×9 in, 15×23 cm
Number of Pages: 248
Isbn Softcover: 9781908842060
Publish Date: Nov 24, 2018
Language: English
Price: £15.48 [As of 15th April 2021. Check latest price at Blurb as this changes according to the exchange rate.]
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