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Deighton

Len. born 1929, British thriller writer. His books include The Ipcress File (1962), Bomber (1970), and the trilogy Berlin Game, Mexico Set, and London Match (1983--85)
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Though not quite in the same league as the unbeatable duo of Len Deighton and John Le Care, he is certainly a name to watch for in the mysterious universe of espionage fiction.
by HE Bates; The Birds on the Trees by Nina Bawden; A Place in England by Melvyn Bragg; Down All the Days by Christy Brown; Bomber by Len Deighton; Troubles by JG Farrell; The Circle by Elaine Feinstein; The Bay of Noon by Shirley Hazzard; A Clubbable Woman by Reginald Hill; I'm the King of the Castle by Susan Hill; A Domestic Animal by Francis King; The Fire Dwellers by Margaret Laurence; Out of the Shelter by David Lodge; A Fairly Honourable Defeat by Iris Murdoch; Fireflies by Shiva Naipaul; Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian; Head to Toe by Joe Orton; Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault; A Guilty Thing Surprised by Ruth Rendell; The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark; and The Vivisector by Patrick White.
Or, like a private eye in those Len Deighton novels, crack the newspaper open but keep the ears cocked.
Popular new books included A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess and The Ipcress File by Len Deighton.
Beth lounged in an armchair with the Father Brown mysteries; Tom opposite was reading a Len Deighton novel, and Ceci and Jane were both talking at once, as usual, telling me about their school day.
Len Deighton's Bomber made uncomfortable reading long before The Fire and denigration of 'Bomber' Harris is not new.
For the real collector of rarities, there is also the first short story for 30 years by Len Deighton and the first Inspector Lewis story from Colin Dexter.
QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Amerigo Vespucci' 2 Len Deighton' 3 Caret' 4 Bob Carolgees' 5 The beak.
Since it was introduced by former Taoiseach Charles Haughey 37 years ago to help struggling writers and artists, the scheme has attracted a number of wealthy bestseller authors including Frederick Forsyth and Len Deighton.
The saga of Stakeknife has more twists, turns, smokescreens and red herrings than Agatha Christie, Len Deighton and John Le Carre all put together.
Len Deighton, who has written historical works about the air war as well as novels, shows Hess's fascination with and considerable skill at flying.
An apt exception is found in the excerpt from Len Deighton's Billion Dollar Brain, which describes Saarinen's railway station as "a huge brown building that looks like a 2930 radio set." (Yes, that was the book Michael Caine was filming.)