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Sat 25 Apr, 2015

The deadly true story behind one of World War I’s best-kept secrets


It’s August, 1917, and Britain is mired in a bloody stalemate on the Western Front. Questions are being asked in government about the leadership of the army. . .

This is the setting for The Suicide Club, which finds soldier-spy Sandy Innes working inside Field Marshal Haig’s HQ in France, preparing agents for the next big push. But is that all he’s doing? Andrew Williams will discuss the true story behind his fourth acclaimed novel, which recreates intense, nail-biting detail the race against time that finds Innes behind enemy lines fighting for his life – and the lives of hundreds of thousands of British soldiers.

What the critics are saying:

“In the front rank of English thriller writers. – Daily Mail

“Meticulously researched and classily written. – Sunday Times

“An unusually accomplished craftsman, a master of the intelligent historical spy thriller. His research is thorough and never obtrudes. His imagination works in harmony with his powers of observation.” – Allan Massie, for The Scotsman

  • Date: Sat 25 Apr, 2015
  • Time: 10.30am
  • Venue: Red Lecture Theatre
  • Ticket Price: £6.00
  • Concessions: £3.00
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