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The World at Night

Alan Furst

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

'A wonderfully evocative picture of wartime Paris and the moral maze of resistance.' - Mail on Sunday.

Paris 1940. The civilised, upper-class life of film producer Jean Casson ends with the German occupation of the city.

Out of money and almost out of luck, Casson attempts to work with a German film company but finds himself drawn into the dark world of espionage and double agents.

More used to evading jealous husbands than the secret police, Casson beomes a reluctant spy, torn between honour, patriotism, love and survival.

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Praise for The World at Night

  • 'Casson is one of the best-drawn characters in recent fiction. THE WORLD AT NIGHT is a brilliant piece of atmospheric writing.' - Daily Telegraph

  • '[Furst's] stories combine keen deductive precision with much deeper, more turbulent and impassioned aspects of character... Mr an incomparable expert at this game.' - New York Times

  • 'Furst's tales...are infused with the melancholy romanticism of Casablanca, and also a touch of Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon.' - Scotsman

  • 'Throughout, the author's delight in the process of espionage shines through.' - TLS

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Alan Furst

Alan Furst is widely recognised as the master of the historical spy novel. Now translated into eighteen languages, he is the author of novels including MISSION TO PARIS, SPIES OF THE BALKANS - a TV Book Club choice - THE SPIES OF WARSAW, which became a BBC mini-series starring David Tennant and THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT.

Born in New York, he lived for many years in Paris and travelled as a journalist in Eastern Europe and Russia. He has written extensively for Esquire and the International Herald Tribune. He now lives in Long Island.

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