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.’


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

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