A Sort Of Traitors




      A Sort Of Traitors
A gripping story of treachery set in a scientific laboratory in post war LondonProfessor Sewell and his biological research team had spent years developing new methods of controlling epidemics Now a smooth talking government minister was refusing to let him publish important findings that could benefit the whole of mankind, in case a foreign power put them to sinister use.Bob Marriott was bitterly disappointed Hadn t everyone had a bellyful of distrust, destruction and death in the war that had just ended Even his attractive colleague Lucy Byrne was one of its casualties, now dedicating her young life to looking after the crippled wreck of a man she had once hoped to marry Fired by misguided loyalty and manipulated by false friends, Marriott decides to take matters into his own hands with disastrous consequences. Free Download [ A Sort Of Traitors ] by [ Nigel Balchin ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Trained originally as an industrial psychologist, in which capacity he helped Rowntree s to successfully launch Black Magic chocolates in 1933, Nigel Balchin first received critical acclaim as a novelist during the Second World War when he wrote Darkness Falls From the Air It was the first of three evocative novels including the smash hit The Small Back Room that made good use of his wartime employment experiences at the Ministry of Food and later in the army This trio was followed by a stream of other fine novels, such as A Sort of Traitors, Sundry Creditors and The Fall of the Sparrow Balchin diversified into film scriptwriting after the war, winning a BAFTA for his work on The Man Who Never Was and penning what he whimsically described as the first folio edition of Cleopatra , being his original unused script for the Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor epic When Balchin died in 1970, at the age of 61, the Guardian anointed him the novelist of men at work , a fitting epithet for one of the best fiction writers of the twentieth century.

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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • A Sort Of Traitors
  • Nigel Balchin
  • English
  • 17 October 2018
  • 0460024914

10 thoughts on “ A Sort Of Traitors

  1. Toby says:

    Nigel Balchin of Small Back Room fame onceoffers an insight in to the every day nature of government sanctioned science and engineering in the 1940s with this post war tale of treason A small independent medical research lab are forced to hand over their research to the government in the name of national security and it would be fair to say that the conflict that arises in each of the team members is what drives this novel, even though it isn t what we have come to know as a thriller, an Nigel Balchin of Small Back Room fame onceoffers an insight in to the every day nature of government sanctioned science and engineering in the 1940s with this post war tale of treason A small independent medical research lab are forced to hand over their research to the government in the name of national security and it would be fair to say that the conflict that arises in each of the team members is what drives this novel, even though it isn t what we have come to know as a thriller, an espionage novel or tale of war It s onceincredibly understated...

  2. CQM says:

    An excellent book with all of Balchin s usual preoccupations, infidelity, talented professionals being interfered with by bureaucrats and of course bottom slapping over all though the focus was out a little on this one...

  3. Tom Newth says:

    good stuff about good old English scientists trying to be decent in the face of moral uncertainty, solipsism and self pity, with a sort of espionage story bubbling under less gripping than the characters neither, in the end, fully satisfying

  4. Althea says:

    Excellent, a bit of work For some reason, or because I read this book little by little, I did not keep the foreshadowing, etc straight When I was nearly finished, I turned the book around and quickly read the whole thing again from the start, and then finished it I liked it better that way.

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