Curtain of Fear is set in 1952. Nicholas Novak is an idealist. A left-wing university professor. His cousin, a top nuclear scientist, announces his intention to defect. Within hours a quiet weekend dissolves into a nightmare adventure behind the Iron Curtain......
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Dennis Wheatley (1897 - 1977) was an English author whose prolific output of stylish thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world's best-selling writers from the 1930s through the 1960s. Wheatley was the eldest of three children, and his parents were the owners of Wheatley & Son of Mayfair, a wine business. He admitted to little aptitude for schooling, and was expelled from Dulwich College, London. In 1919 he assumed management of the family wine business but in 1931, after a decline in business due to the depression, he began writing. His first book, The Forbidden Territory, became a bestseller overnight, and since then his books have sold over 50 million copies worldwide. During the 1960s, his publishers sold one million copies of Wheatley titles per year, and his Gregory Sallust series was one of the main inspirations for Ian Fleming's James Bond stories. During the Second World War, Wheatley was a member of the London Controlling Section, which secretly coordinated strategic military deception and cover plans. His literary talents gained him employment with planning staffs for the War Office. He wrote numerous papers for the War Office, including suggestions for dealing with a German invasion of Britain. Dennis Wheatley died on 11th November 1977. During his life he wrote over 70 books and sold over 50 million copies.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1967. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP72739399
Book Description Hutchinson, 1967. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Binding is slightly damaged and/or book has some loose pages. There is also some slight water damage. No missing pages. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96120342
Book Description Hutchinson, 1967. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good jacket. Hardcover; English language; Good jacket; very good condition; 1967 first impression of Lymington Edition; no writing inside book; unclipped dust jacket has small amount of edge wear; we have many other Lymington editions available. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 11183vin018
Book Description Hutchinson Books, London, 1969. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Reprint. A solid spine(black boards with gold lettering) with no edge rubbings. The dustjacket (in milar wraps with price intact) has edge rubbings. Size: 12mo. Bookseller Inventory # 007608