The Night of Wenceslas

Author(s): Lionel Davidson

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The award-winning debut thriller from the bestselling author of Kolymsky Heights. In London, young Nicholas Whistler leads a disappointing and repetitive life. When repairs to his beloved sports car land him in debt, he's sent to Prague to carry out a seemingly simple assignment. But he soon finds himself trapped between the secret police and the clutches of the mysterious Vlasta. Nicholas must face the fact that he is now a spy, whether he likes it or not.


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A nailbiting Cold War thriller from the author of the bestselling Kolymsky Heights.

Lionel Davidson was born in 1922 in Hull, Yorkshire. He left school early and worked as a reporter before serving in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. His first novel, The Night of Wenceslas, was published in 1960 to great critical acclaim and drew comparisons to Graham Greene and John le Carre. It was followed by The Rose of Tibet (1962), A Long Way to Shiloh (1966), The Chelsea Murders (1978) and Kolymsky Heights (1994). He was thrice the recipient of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award. He died in 2009.

General Fields

  • : 9780571326846
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : June 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lionel Davidson
  • : Paperback
  • : 272