Chapman Pincher was arguably the greatest scoop-hunter of postwar British journalism. The man is a marvel. These engrossing memoirs contain enough material for twenty thrillers. --Robert Harris
Chapman Pincher is a legend - truly, a larger than life figure, one of the greatest reporters of the golden days of Fleet Street and still going strong at nearly 100 years of age. If you want to know how to ferret out a jewel of a story from the bowels of our security services, then read this book. --Paul Greengrass, Film Director of The Bourne Trilogy & Captain Phillips
His tales of espionage and betrayal in this enthralling memoir belong to a world that younger readers might struggle to believe existed. --Graham Stewart, The Times
He writes as directly and vividly as ever. --The Spectator
About the Author
Harry Chapman Pincher was born in India in 1914 while his father was serving in the British Army. After moving to Great Britain, Chapman Pincher studied first at Darlington Grammar School and then King's College London before entering the teaching profession. He served in the Ministry of Supply during the Second World War and then embarked upon a lengthy and successful career in journalism, joining the Daily Express as a science and defence correspondent. Famed for his exposés, he is regarded as one of the finest investigative reporters of the twentieth century. Chapman Pincher has penned a number of books both non-fiction and fiction and is the author of the notorious Their Trade is Treachery. He lives in West Berkshire with his wife, Billee.