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Len Deighton
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London
Born on 18th of February 1929

Born 1929 - English thriller writer.

Art student and air steward before writing his first novel The Ipcress File (1962) which became a bestseller. Other successful spy novels include Funeral in Berlin (1965), the Game, Set and Match trilogy (1984-86) and another trilogy Spy Hook, Spy Line and Spy Sinker (1988-90). Also writes cookery books.

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http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/d/len-deighton/ Bibliography
http://www-staff.it.uts.edu.au/~tomlin/LD/ Unofficial web site

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