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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Len Deighton's Secret Files gallery

One of my favourite authors... and one of my favourite series. Len Deighton's nameless hero was given the name Harry Palmer when he appeared in The IPCRESS File movie adaptation starring Michael Caine.

I posted some of the following covers a while back but decided to scan up more of Deighton's novels while I was sorting them out into a box (they're definitely going to be kept, bar a few where I've got more than one copy). For more about Deighton, take a look at his Wikipedia entry. Below the cover gallery is a link to a documentary about Deighton—58 minutes long, so you might want to get yourself a cup of tea.


The IPCRESS File (Hodder & Stoughton, 1962)
Panther 1629, 1964 (twice), Feb 1965; Mar 1965; 1965 (two more times)
Panther 1629 (Crimeband), 1966 (three times), 1967; 1968
Panther 2619-3, 1969; 1970. Cover design: Raymond Hawkey
Panther 02619-3, etc.


Horse Under Water (Cape, 1963)
Penguin 2322, 1965. Cover design: Raymond Hawkey
Triad Grafton 04431,1976 (3 imps), 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987 (2), 1989


Funeral in Berlin (Cape, 1964)
Penguin 2461, 1966. Cover design: Raymond Hawkey


Billion Dollar Brain (Cape, 1966)
Penguin 2662, 1966. Cover design: Raymond Hawkey


An Expensive Place to Die (Cape, 1967)
Panther 02671, 1969 (3 imp.). Cover design: Raymond Hawkey/Photo: Adrian Flowers.
Triad Panther 02671, 1977, 1978 (2 imps.), 1979, 1980. Cover photo: John Knights.
Triad Granada 02671, 1981 (plus a further seven times)
HarperCollins 02671,1995.Cover: still.

Only When I Larf (Michael Joseph, 1968)
Sphere, 1968 (simultaneous with h/c)

Bomber (Cape, 1970)
Pan 02851,1971, 1972, 1973, 1974

Close-Up (Cape, 1972)
Pan, 1974
Triad Grafton, 1980
Arrow 5660, 1991. Cover by Gordon Crabb.

Spy Story (Cape, 1974)
Panther 04142, 1975 (three), 1976 (at least three). Cover by Chris Mayger.

Yesterday's Spy (Cape, 1975)
Panther 04347, 1976 (twice), 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 (twice), 1985.
Grafton 07408, 1987.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Spy (Cape, 1976)
Panther 04500, 1977, 1978 (at least twice)
Arrow 5720, c.1991?. Cover by Gordon Crabb.

SS-GB (Cape, 1978)
Triad Granada 05002, 1980 (3 imps)
Arrow 5640, 1991. Cover by Gordon Crabb.

XPD (Hutchinson, 1981)
Grafton 05447, 1982 (reprinted 12 times)
HarperCollins 05447, 1994.

Goodbye Mickey Mouse (Hutchinson, 1982)
Granada 05448,1983. Cover: David Bull.

Berlin Game (Hutchinson, 1983)
Granada 05820, 1984. Cover design: Raymond Hawkey/illustration: Hargrave Hands.

Mexico Set (Hutchinson, 1984)
Granada 05821,1985. Cover design: Raymond Hawkey/illustration: Hargrave Hands.

London Match (Hutchinson, 1985)
Grafton 06635, 1986. Cover design: Raymond Hawkey/illustration: Hargrave Hands.

Winter: A Berlin Family, 1899-1945 (Hutchinson, 1987)
Granada, 1988 (reprinted 3 times)
HarperCollins 06895,1995

Spy Hook (Hutchinson, 1988)
Grafton 06896, 1989. Cover by Anton Morris.

Spy Line (Hutchinson, 1989)
Grafton 05898, 1990. Cover by Paul Robinson.

Spy Sinker (Hutchinson, 1989)
Grafton 06899, 1991. Cover by Paul Robinson.

MAMista (Century, 1991)
Arrow 991880, 1992. Cover by David O'Connor.

City of Gold (Century, 1992)
Arrow 991890, 1992. Cover by David O'Connor.

Violent Ward (HarperCollins, 1993)
HarperCollins 647901, 1994.

Faith (HarperCollins, 1994)
HarperCollins 647898, 1995.

Hope (HarperCollins, 1995)
HarperCollins 647899, 1996.

Charity (HarperCollins, 1996)
HarperCollins 647900, 1997.


SHORT STORIES


Declarations of War (Cape, 1971)
Panther 03811, 1973

NON-FICTION

COVER NOT AVAILABLE
Action Cook Book (Cape, 1965)

Ou est le garlic (Penguin, 1965)
Penguin PH117, 1965, 1967. Cover design: Raymond Hawkey/Photo: Adrian Flowers.

COVER NOT AVAILABLE
Len Deighton's Continental Dossier (Joseph, 1968)

Fighter (Cape, 1977)
Triad Panther / Triad Grafton 04611, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984 (twice), 1986, 1987.
Grafton 21094, 1990. Cover: photo.

COVER NOT AVAILABLE
Airshipwreck, with Arnold Schwartzman (Cape, 1978)

Blitzkrieg (Cape, 1979)
Triad Granada 05207, 1981

COVER NOT AVAILABLE
Battle of Britain (Cape, 1980)

COVER NOT AVAILABLE
ABC of French Food (Hutchinson, 1990)

Blood, Tears and Folly (Cape, 1993)
Pimlico 6226, 1995. Cover: Pascale Hutton.




(* The Truth About Len Deighton © Lion Television Scotland 2005.)

1 comment:

Rob Mallows said...

Nice pictures and summary. Readers who are interested in the covers of the few books where you've not been able to find a picture can head over to The Deighton Dossier - they're all on there.