The Deighton File

Novelist Len Deighton talks to Patrick Humphries about his life and writing career, which began with the publication of his spy novel The Ipcress File in 1962.

Deighton has written cookery books and Second World War histories, as well as turning his hand to book illustration and film production.

But he is best known for his influential spy novels, including Funeral in Berlin and Billion Dollar Brain.

Deighton fan Henrietta Green talks about the writer's Action Cook Book, and Deighton biographer Edward Milward-Oliver and historian Sir Max Hastings discuss Deighton's acclaimed non-fiction work, such as Fighter and Blitzkrieg.

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Novelist Len Deighton talks to Patrick Humphries about his life and writing career, which began with the publication of his spy novel The Ipcress File in 1962.

Deighton has written cookery books and Second World War histories, as well as turning his hand to book illustration and film production.

But he is best known for his influential spy novels, including Funeral in Berlin and Billion Dollar Brain.

Deighton fan Henrietta Green talks about the writer's Action Cook Book, and Deighton biographer Edward Milward-Oliver and historian Sir Max Hastings discuss Deighton's acclaimed non-fiction work, such as Fighter and Blitzkrieg.

Novelist Len Deighton talks to Patrick Humphries about his life and writing career.

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Novelist Len Deighton talks to Patrick Humphries about his life and writing career, which began with the publication of his spy novel The Ipcress File in 1962.

Deighton has written cookery books and Second World War histories, as well as turning his hand to book illustration and film production.

But he is best known for his influential spy novels, including Funeral in Berlin and Billion Dollar Brain.

Deighton fan Henrietta Green talks about the writer's Action Cook Book, and Deighton biographer Edward Milward-Oliver and historian Sir Max Hastings discuss Deighton's acclaimed non-fiction work, such as Fighter and Blitzkrieg.