Thursday, September 5, 2019

Ten top books about fake news

Henry Hemming is the bestselling author of six books including M, published as Agent M in North America, the Dolman Travel Award-shortlisted Misadventure in the Middle East and the New York Times bestseller The Ingenious Mr Pyke.

His new book is Agents of Influence: A British Campaign, a Canadian Spy, and the Secret Plot to Bring America into World War II.

At the Guardian, Hemming tagged ten top books about fake news, including:
Restless by William Boyd (2006)

Our narrator, Ruth, learns that her mother is not everything she seems. Via a stream of flashbacks we learn about her time working for “British Security Coordination”, the cover name used for the real British influence campaign in 1941. This is not so much a spy thriller as a novel about spies, that is thrilling as well as taut, emotionally rich, brilliantly researched and ultimately a powerful examination of the burden of espionage.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Restless is among Samuel Muston's ten best spy novels.

--Marshal Zeringue