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Our Man in Havana

UK Publisher: Vintage Classics

Graham Greene’s blackly comic and timely espionage thriller, set amid the vice and squalor of pre-revolutionary Havana.

Wormold is a vacuum cleaner salesman in a city of power cuts. His adolescent daughter spends his money with a skill that amazes him, so when a mysterious Englishman offers him an extra income he’s tempted. In return all he has to do is carry out a little espionage and file a few reports. But when his fake reports start coming true, things suddenly get more complicated and Havana becomes a threatening place.

‘British Intelligence being sent up something rotten’ – Daily Telegraph

Graham Greene was born in 1904. On coming down from Balliol College, Oxford he worked for four years as sub-editor...