"A delight-filled account...as much an entertainment as history."--Wall Street Journal
"A fascinating new book about British intelligence s deception operations against the Axis powers. --Washington Post SpyTalk
Rankin's page-turner makes the most of the gifted amateurs, eccentrics, and professional illusionists responsible for the imaginative schemes of the British military and details the care and seriousness with which they were implemented. --Foreign Affairs
"There isn't a dull page -- not even a dull sentence -- in Nicholas Rankin's fantastic wunderkabinet of wartime revelations. It is all here -- colonels in drag, midget submarines, corpses with stashed secrets, a black radio station called Aspidistra and more inventions than James Bond's Q could ever conceive -- and is endlessly fascinating in consequence. No better book about the mad arcana of belligerence has ever been written."--Simon Winchester
About the Author
Nicholas Rankin is the author of Telegram from Guernica and Dead Man's Chest. He lives in London.