A Very British Ending

A Very British Ending #2020

A Very British Ending An MI officer haunted by the ghosts of an SS atrocity kills a Nazi war criminal in the ruins of a U boat bunker The German turns out to be a CIA asset being rat lined to South America As a hungry B
  • Title: A Very British Ending
  • Author: Edward Wilson
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  • Page: 494
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • An MI6 officer, haunted by the ghosts of an SS atrocity, kills a Nazi war criminal in the ruins of a U boat bunker The German turns out to be a CIA asset being rat lined to South America As a hungry Britain freezes in the winter of 1947, a young cabinet minister negotiates a deal with Moscow trading Rolls Royce jet engines for cattle fodder and wood Both have made powerAn MI6 officer, haunted by the ghosts of an SS atrocity, kills a Nazi war criminal in the ruins of a U boat bunker The German turns out to be a CIA asset being rat lined to South America As a hungry Britain freezes in the winter of 1947, a young cabinet minister negotiates a deal with Moscow trading Rolls Royce jet engines for cattle fodder and wood Both have made powerful enemies with long memories The fates of the two men become entwined as one rises through MI6 and the other to Downing Street It is the mid 1970s and a coup d tat is imminent A Very British Ending is the Wolf Hall of power games in modern Britain Senior MI6 officers, Catesby and Bone, try to outwit a cabal of plotters trying to overthrow the Prime Minister The author once again reveals the dark underside of the Secret State on both sides of the Atlantic.
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    This is one of the BEST espionage novels I ve read in quite some time From start to finish roughly spanning the years 1947 to 1995 it captured my interest and held me in its grip William Catesby a polyglot and university graduate with liberal leanings, his mentor at MI 6 the Secret Intelligence Service SIS Henry Bone, Harold Wilson a real historical figure who would later play a prominent role in British politics during the 1960s and 1970s , James Jesus Angleton another real historical figure an [...]

    In his latest book, Edward Wilson continues the story of William Catesby, the British spy with a conscience, and the machinations of spies in Britain, the USA and the Soviet Union In the opening pages, MI6 officer Catesby commits a murder which will return to haunt him MI6 is also known as the Secret Intelligence Service or SIS for short As the story unfolds, it circles round the Cambridge Spies who included Guy Burgess Donald Maclean, Kim Philby and Anthony Blunt The latter was an art historian [...]

    Edward Wilson s tale of collaboration and treachery among the British, American, and Russian intelligence services spans a series of five novels A Very British Ending is, fittingly, the fifth Though a large cast of characters comes into play in the series, including many prominent historical figures, just three men hold starring roles the CIA s Kit Fournier, and William Catesby and Henry Bone of MI6.British intelligence under scrutinyEdward Wilson is an American transplant who has lived in Engla [...]

    A very good read, easier to read than some spy thrillers Based on British PM Harold Wilson actions that upset the Americans with sales of Rolls Royce jet engines to the Russians, for which they labeled him a communist supporter through his political career.Catsby, the primary actor in this thriller tries to help Wilson with advice and insights which we are led through the gathering of Many different characters come and go, primarily from the American, Russian and British camps but many others be [...]

    This is an outstanding spy thriller It combines historical fact with fiction about a plot to overthrow the Labour government of Harold Wilson A fantastic read and very relevant to the prospects awaiting a corbyn led government

    I do not usually read political novels, as it is not a subject that particularly interests me However, after having the good fortune to meet and chat to Edward Wilson at Deal Noir last April, I decided to give his book a try I was pleasantly surprised to find myself totally engrossed.The main protagonist in the story is William Catesby, a member of the Secret Intelligence Service and MI6 top spy Haunted by an SS atrocity at Oradour sur Glane in 1943, Catesby later catches up with the Nazi respon [...]

    This is actually of a political thriller based on conspiracy theory than a pure spy story the conspiracy theory being about the plans to as a minimum heavily influence from outside the UK politics, or even to overthrow the legitimate British government with a coup Being this Edward Wilson, there is little doubt about the fact behind these conspiracies there is not much the Russian but rather the evil Amerikans Essentially, Wilson re writes the secret history of England from 1940 to The picture [...]

    Another excellent conspiracy theory novel, this time set against the backdrop of post war Britain, as the country struggles to re establish itself as a major economic and military power William Catesby, who featured in Wilson s earlier novels The Envoy and The Darkling Spy , is a mid ranking officer in MI6, haunted with his own secrets and also frustrated at the prejudices he encounters in his service and its counterpart, MI5 Edward Wilson deftly mixes fact and fiction, using his character Cates [...]

    Is this the conclusion of the excellent Catesby series It certainly has the feeling of a last book However I must admit this does seem the weakest of the series by some margin I knew from the previous books that Wilson has a very pro left world view which doesn t bother me at all But his previous books were far nuanced and rounded whereas at times this felt like been hit over the head with a sledgehammer of left wing conspiracies Of course the Cold War period remains a period of intrigue and I [...]

    This is the fifth and last in the Catesby series I read all but the second one I have no idea what the author was trying to do here except possibly to suggest that most spying is purposeless and of course that spies lie, which he must have written at least 10 times during the novel The story takes us from 1951 to 1995 skipping years at a time and concentrating around real events Many of the characters are real people whom Catesby comes in contact with He even has conversations, albeit brief, wit [...]

    A weak ending to an extremely enjoyable series The Catesby books are full of hint and artifice Book 5 replaces the stiletto with the eSledgehammer It is of a rambling bray against the press and anticommunism than a tidy ending to Bone and Catesby s careers I wish I had stopped after 4.

    I found this a good read, enjoyable and interesting, well written.The strange thing about it, though, was the use of real life characters like Edward Heath and Harold Wilson in a piece of fiction Or was it fiction

    In the style of Carre but readable and easier to get into Highlights the paranoia of the secret services of the U.K And USA in the post Second World War era.

    WASTE OF TIME People you don t care about being mysterious and inscrutable I skipped about 3 4 of it and read the last few pages I didn t miss a thing.

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