The Ministry of Fear
Publish date: October 26th 1978
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Spy Thriller
, Modern Classics
‘In that case,’ Rowe said, ‘I keep the cake because you see I guessed three pounds five the first time. Here is a pound for the cause. Good evening.’ He’d really taken them by surprise this time; they were wordless, they didn’t even thank him for the note. He looked back from the pavement and saw t...
bookshelves: published-1943, wwii, spies, winter-20142015, nazi-related, film-only Read from January 06 to 10, 2015 Watch the full film hereDescription: For Arthur Rowe, the trip to the charity fête was a joyful step back into adolescence, a chance to forget the nightmare of the Blitz and the a...
A perfect book: accessible, clever, beautifully written, evocative, tense, and quietly profound. A palpable sense of dread and unease runs throughout the story set in the early years of World War 2 in England, primarily London. On one level the book is a simple story of espionage, fifth columnist...
”Ah, he thought, Tolstoy should have lived in a small country--not in Russia, which was a continent rather than a country. And why does he write as if the worst thing we can do to our fellowman is kill him? Everybody has to die and everybody fears death, but when we kill a man we save him from his f...
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