Knight: Yorkshireman, Storyteller, Spy
"Vivid, detailed and fully of lively writing; Knight is a fascinating portrait of a remarkable man." Henry Hemming, author of 'M' Maxwell Knight, MI5's Greatest SpymasterThe epic tale of a major inter-war novelist whose work was lauded by the literary establishment of the 1930s – but overshadowed by his biggest hit. As a 10-year-old working in a Leeds knacker's yard, Eric Knight had a dream. Emigr...
Paperback: 222 pages
Publisher: Ouen Press (May 14, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2083131
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“Greg Christie has done fabulous work to explore all the previously unknown details of Eric Knight's short life. Winning a coveted Winston Churchill Fellowship, Greg not only dug into facts in his native Yorkshire, but traveled to France and the US to...”
ting to the USA, he reinvented himself as artist, newspaper reporter, film critic and best-selling novelist. His books were praised by Ernest Hemingway and H L Mencken, and turned into Hollywood movies.An infantryman in the First World War, he served again in the Second - in espionage, propaganda and intelligence. Amond his confidants were O.S.S chief 'Wild Bill' Donovan, UK ambassador Lord Halifax and President Roosevelt. In 1943, on a secret mission to meet Churchill and FDR in North Africa, his plane was blown up, killing all on board. And what is this extraordinary man remembered for? A little pot-boiler he sold for $10,000: 'Lassie, Come-Home.'