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Lively account of the history of spying, with exciting descriptions of famous spies and the plots they uncovered, from Alexander the Great's secret scouts to Cold War heroes. Includes internet links to recommended websites. Vividly illustrated with illustrations by Ian McNee and photographs of real life people and places. Part of the Usborne Reading Programme Young Reading Series Three for confident readers.

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Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746076835
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Rob Lloyd Jones

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“The story of spying”
It's a great book I am 7 and I love this book so much. I would say people like me who think spying is amazing should read this book. It tells you some fascinating facts about SOE spyies they are very posh people I learnt. Its got 6 amazing chapters Alexander the Great created a network of secret agents. All I have got to say is try this book.


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