The World at Night
Paris 1940. The civilised, upper-class life of film producer Jean Casson ends with the German occupation of the city. Out of money and almost out of luck, Casson attempts to work with a German film company but finds himself drawn into the dark world of espionage and double agents. More used to evading jealous husbands than the secret police, Casson beomes a reluctant spy, torn between honour, patriotism, love and survival.
'Casson is one of the best-drawn characters in recent fiction. THE WORLD AT NIGHT is a brilliant piece of atmospheric writing.' - Daily Telegraph '[Furst's] stories combine keen deductive precision with much deeper, more turbulent and impassioned aspects of character... Mr Furst...is an incomparable expert at this game.' - New York Times 'Furst's tales...are infused with the melancholy romanticism of Casablanca, and also a touch of Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon.' - Scotsman 'Throughout, the author's delight in the process of espionage shines through.' - TLS
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