Ipcress File

Ipcress File

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Len Deighton's classic first novel, whose protagonist is a nameless spy - later christened Harry Palmer and made famous worldwide in the iconic 1960s film starring Michael Caine.

The Ipcress File was not only Len Deighton's first novel, it was his first bestseller and the book that broke the mould of thriller writing.

For the working class narrator, an apparently straightforward mission to find a missing biochemist becomes a journey to the heart of a dark and deadly conspiracy.

The film of The Ipcress File gave Michael Caine one of his first and still most celebrated starring roles, while the novel itself has become a classic.

ISBN: 9780586026199
Branch Call Number: PBK FIC Deig


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Apr 27, 2015

This is Len Deighton's first Harry Palmer novel, and the one that gave Michael Caine such a big career boost in the movie made from it. I recommend reading this series in publication order, because the stories flow from one to the next to some extent.

Dec 08, 2010

Cooler than Bond, and more realistic.

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