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Brexit can be surprisingly thrilling, as Alan Judd’s latest spy novel demonstrates

23 March 2019

9:00 AM

23 March 2019

9:00 AM

The long gestation period of Brexit has allowed authors to plan and write and publish novels in time for the big day. Alan Judd’s Accidental Agent (Simon & Schuster, £12.99) is a spy thriller set during the EU negotiations. Charles Thoroughgood is the head of MI6. The secret service is forbidden from spying on the EU, but when an EU official volunteers information about the negotiations, it seems too good an opportunity to miss.

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