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Author:
John Gardner
ISBN13:
978-0552133777
ISBN:
0552133779
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Publisher:
Corgi Books; New Ed edition (1990)
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Genre Fiction
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1759 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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The Secret Families' completes John Gardner's The Secret Generations trilogy, which . first book ever to combine a family saga with a spy story. Keeps you turning the pages up to the last twist of treachery' - Daily Express. An exciting spy story’ – Yorkshire Post.

The Secret Families' completes John Gardner's The Secret Generations trilogy, which is a giant work of fiction drawn from the dramatic history of Britain’s intelligence and security services. Through the story of one family, the Railtons, whose lives become caught up in some of the greatest struggles of the twentieth century, Gardner traces the birth, the early clashes, the successes and failures of the organizations now known as M15, M16 and GCHQ.

First published 1989 by Bantam Press. All of the characters in this book are fictitious, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. For Charles & Nancy.

by John Gardner (Author). Book 3 of 3 in the Secret Trilogy Series.

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Gardner, best known for his airheaded and highly successful pastiches of Superman James Bond, here completes the marvelous generational trilogy begun with The Secret Generations and The Secret Houses: the elegant.

Gardner, best known for his airheaded and highly successful pastiches of Superman James Bond, here completes the marvelous generational trilogy begun with The Secret Generations and The Secret Houses: the elegant, sedate, intricate, richly layered story of those inveterate British agents, the Railtons. Gardner, best known for his airheaded and highly successful pastiches of Superman James Bond, here completes the marvelous generational trilogy begun with The Secret Generations and The Secret Houses: the elegant, sedate, intricate, richly layered story of those inveterate British agents, the Railtons.

The Secret Families (Secret Trilogy, Book 3) Gardner, John Hardcover. Secret Families by Gardner, John E. Free US Delivery ISBN: 0399133976.

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The final volume of a trilogy which began with The secret generations and continued with The secret houses. We’re dedicated to reader privacy so we never track you.

656. 0. Published: 1985.

By rights, Giles, the eldest member of this great old family, should now take the place of his dead and revered brother. But, by natural lineage, it was John, the politician, who took over the bequeathed lands, the Manor, and most of the money. This was yet another worry for Giles. 656.

The last book in the "Secret Generations" trilogy focuses on the efforts of the British Railtons and American Farthings to clear their family names from allegations of treachery to England
  • I'm almost done with this, the last of this trilogy and they all are just great spy novels. I found the first and second perhaps slightly better than this one in that the unfolding of the revelation at the end seemed to be both more nuanced and more convincing, but all three are riveting thrillers with richly drawn characters, intricate and believable plots and wonderful period atmospheres. He does a terrific job of taking the reader through the evolution of the families and the times through which they lived. I loved these books and would recommend them to anyone who likes the spy genre, but would add that they are much more than 'spy novels.' They are brilliantly conceived and executed novels that have espionage as their theme, but are as much about human relationships and the complexities of family connections as they are about the secret world. Absolutely first rate.

  • A riveting read with wonderful detail. Gardner is a cut above and in the class of LeCarre, McCarry and Deighton.

  • Great trilogy. Couldn't wait to read each if the three books

  • Classic Gardner...and then some!

  • A fitting finale to the series.

  • The Secret Families was the weakest of the three books in this trilogy. Gardner is a decent writer, and there were enough twists and turns to keep my interest, but it didn't have any of the grip of the previous books. I also found that great swaths of it sounded like 2nd rate John Le Carre. Echoes of George Smiley. Yet another betrayal. A lot of palaver that sounded like Bill Hayden's reason for turning traitor. Overall, disappointing. I feared that might happen since the 2nd book was weaker than the first and started to sound formulaic. But once one's gone through 2 of 3, if you're like me, you sort of have to finish the series. If you're not, then skip this one.

  • A sweeping, epic espionage novel that covers the first half of the 20th Century as seen through two families intertwined by marriage. Great characters. One note: the Kindle version does not have the family tree that the print version does. Makes it a little more difficult to keep the generations in order but worth the small effort. John Gardner was a prolific writer if a bit inconsistent. This clearly was a work of love for him and is some of his best. Why there has been no Brit miniseries of these three works is a real mystery.

  • That is intricate, one needs to follow closely he leaves little cue but you don't realize until later that they were given until much later. His characterizations are good, as are the plots. I enjoy this author and will continue to read anything he writes . I highly recommend this anyone that enjoys history,intrigue, espionage, spy novels will enjoy him.