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  • Published: 2 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141996127
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

XPD




Alternate history meets Cold War thriller in a vintage Len Deighton escapade

11 June, 1940 - where is Winston Churchill?

A private aircraft takes off from a small town in central France, while Adolf Hitler, the would-be conqueror of Europe, prepares for a clandestine meeting near the Belgian border.

For more than forty years the events of this day have been Britain's most closely guarded secret. Anyone who learns of them must die - with their file stamped:

XPD - expedient demise.

  • Published: 2 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141996127
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

Len Deighton

Len Deighton is the author of over thirty bestsellers of carefully researched fiction and non-fiction. His history writing was encouraged by A. J. P. Taylor and his books are noted for the picture they provide of the German side of the fighting as well as that of the Allies. His books include Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain and Blood, Tears and Folly: An Objective Look at World War II, both published by Pimlico.

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Praise for XPD

A stunning spy story ... Deighton remains the incomparable entertainer.

The Guardian

Exciting and well made.

Daily Telegraph

Deliciously sharp and flawlessly accurate dialogue, breathtakingly clever plotting, confident character drawing ... a splendidly strongly told story.

The Times

The poet of the spy story.

Sunday Times

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