Sunday, October 18, 2009

Six best books: Stella Rimington

Stella Rimington was the Director-General of MI5 from 1992 to 1996 and the first woman to hold the post. Her spy novels feature the ambitious MI5 officer, Liz Carlyle.

One of her six best books:
The Riddle of the Sands
by Erskine Childers

This classic thriller was obviously written to draw people’s attention to the fact that we weren’t really prepared for war with Germany. However, it’s very atmospheric – you can almost feel the fog as Carruthers and his friend sail through the German Frisian islands – and remains a first-class read.
Read about the other five books on Rimington's list at the Daily Express.

Learn about Rimington's favorite author.

Also see Rimington's five best list of books about spies in Britain.

--Marshal Zeringue