Alexander McCall Smith: The Spy and The Traitor

Alexander McCall Smith, CBE, FRSE is a British author of fiction. He has gained the most fame for his No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, featuring Mma Precious Ramotswe. By 2009, the No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series had sold more than 20 million copies in English editions.

This is one of the most exciting books I have ever read. Ben Macintyre specialises in books about 20th century espionage and in this book he tells the story of Oleg Gordievsky, the KGB colonel who decided to side with the West.

Thank you, Alexander for choosing this book!

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