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The Deighton Dossier

Version 2.0

You're on the Internet's most comprehensive resource for information about British author Len Deighton (newly refreshed after a virtual wash-and-brush-up which resolvea an issue that made the bottom line of some pages unreadable).

Len Deighton’s is a world of secret spies and not-so secret betrayal; heroism in war and the battle of the sexes; big-time crooks and small-time villains; swinging sixties London and the drab uniformity of East Berlin. It's also a world of cuisine and gastronomy, military history and the terror of war.

This is a website about all this and more found in the work of one of the world’s leading thriller and spy novel writers. A mini-renaissance of Len followed Harper Collins's decision to re-issue his books with new introductions by the author; but as for new writing, no new novels are on the horizon as Len is in richly deserved semi-retirement. 2012 was also the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Len's first - and arguably most famous - book, The Ipcress File. Len's work continues to have an impact with readers across the globe.

This site is still the only comprehensive and regularly updated website about Len Deighton's works on the Internet. More content will be added over time to make it even more comphrehensive.

Check out the accompanying Deighton Dossier blog for the latest news and information about Len, his works and the spy thriller genre more widely.

Endorsed by the author

This website has the seal of approval from Len himself:

"You do a great job with the website and I thank you profoundly"

Len Deighton, April 2011

A comprehensive resource

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What's new

December 2013: Read a .pdf article by Len's biographer, Edward Milward-Oliver, about his recent interview with Len for the BBC showing next year of Oh! What a Lovely War as part of the WWI anniversary. Click here.