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  • Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Rooms The Spyhunter the Fashion Designer the Man From Moscow
  • Paul Willetts
  • English
  • 23 January 2018
  • 9781472119858

10 thoughts on “Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Rooms The Spyhunter the Fashion Designer the Man From Moscow

  1. says:

    This is a truly fascinating tale of intrigue espionage and treason which is set in the early days of the second world war The three main figures include Anna Wolkoff a couturier whose White Russian parents ran the popular Russian Tea Rooms a young American named Tyler Gatewood Kent and Maxwell Knight; possibly better known as ‘M This boo

  2. says:

    Paul Willetts has surpassed himself with this stunning book There's much to enjoy in this comprehensive account of one of the greatest spy stories of World War 2 The book's three main protagonists alongside a host of fascinating supporting characters are Maxwell Knight an endearingly eccentric MI5 spyhunter who works alone and largely unsupported Knight’s tireless work uncovers a plot by fifth columnists many of whom are unpleas

  3. says:

    There's a mildly interesting story here but it's lost in a welter of extraneous detail going far beyond the reuirements of a fully fleshed out depiction I suspect it was in part to disguise the relative unimportance of the whole business in the grand scheme of the war and espionage; Willetts tried to make the case that Kent potentially controlled the outcome of the 1940 US presidential election but that's a reach way too far

  4. says:

    This is a bit of genre buster It is certainly not fiction the research put into it by the author makes me believe wholly his assertion that nothing in the book is invented yet it reads like a thriller in some respects Nor is

  5. says:

    Mark Twain's dictum that truth is stranger than fiction is not of course always true But it can sometimes be and the events recounted in Paul Willetts's absorbing 'Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Rooms' prove the point The product of almost 30 years' research a fact that is itself mind boggling the book is an acc

  6. says:

    This book is amazingly thoroughly researched with every detail of clothing weather location and characters' words

  7. says:

    Fact written in a fictional style Willetts plots the intrigues of British fascists at the outset of WW2 The deception and treason of the main players is uite breath taking How none of them were hanged given the enormity of their crimes is a perversion of natural justice Their beloved nazi friends would have shown

  8. says:

    Even my interest in spies and spying wasn't enough to keep me going through this pedestrianly written book If one of my former GCSE pupils had handed in something like this I would have told them to delete half of the unnecessary adjectives and start using complex sentence structure instead of the clunky simplistic phrases this aut

  9. says:

    Well talk about Truth is stranger Riveting gossipy amazing the well known even famous Brits who were proto fascists before WWII and appalling in the ineptitude revealed within the USUK security services Salient reading for anyone interested in twentieth century history

  10. says:

    Overly detailed 😥

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Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Rooms The Spyhunter the Fashion Designer the Man From Moscow

Embassy code clerk and Soviet agent Against the backdrop of London high society during the so called Phoney War Kent’s life intersects with the lives of the book’s two other memorably flamboyant protagonists One of those is Maxwell Knight an urbane endearingly eccentric MI5 spyhunter The other is Anna Wolkoff a White Russian fashion designer and Nazi spy whose outfits are worn by the Duch. This book is amazingly thoroughly researched with every detail of clothing weather location and characters words drawn from documentary evidence These details are very cleverly put together into a coherent and convincing text For the first third of the book I loved this evocation of a particular period in history Then I began to find the slow pace tedious and found it a real slog to finish the book although I learned many interesting factsThe book is structured around three characters and sections based on each of them interleave After a while I longed for some variation in structure or pacePaul Willetts is clear that he wanted to write in this style not faction but historical research presented as fiction I think this causes some problems around the role of the narrator He writes in a very odd and dated style which adds to the period feel but who then is the narrator Is his view of things the truth The invisible narrator appears to be omniscient but as we know from the epilogue and note on sources actually isn t I would have liked the process of research the possibility of doubt to be evident

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Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Room provides the first comprehensive account of what was once hailed by a leading American newspaper as the greatest spy story of World War II This dramatic yet little known saga replete with telephone taps kidnappings and police surveillance centres on the furtive escapades of Tyler Kent a handsome womanising 28 year old Ivy League graduate who doubles as a US. This is a truly fascinating tale of intrigue espionage and treason which is set in the early days of the second world war The three main figures include Anna Wolkoff a couturier whose White Russian parents ran the popular Russian Tea Rooms a young American named Tyler Gatewood Kent and Maxwell Knight possibly better known as M This book ranges from a few years before the war and takes us up to 1945 with an epilogue which explains what happened to all the people we meet along the way Although this is a long read it is utterly engrossing and I was sorry when I finally got to the end The author unfolds the events of those years methodically but his writing is never dry In fact at times this almost reads as a thriller We begin in Russia where Tyler Kent works in the translation section of the American Embassy Resentful and arrogant he begins to spy for money and when sent to London he is displeased at his new posting he would have much preferred the Berlin Embassy which had some profitable currency scams in place and is soon up to his old tricks again Handsome charming and certainly always wishing to live beyond his means Tyler Kent had no ualms whatsoever at copying extremely sensitive documents and telegrams many between Churchill and Roosevelt It is easy to look back on the war with hindsight and not comprehend the obvious concern with which Britain imagined it was about to be invaded With German troops marching into some countries virtually unchallenged there was a feeling of when England was to be invaded rather than if it would be In 1939 and 1940 there was an air of crisis in the country and a real fear of imminent invasion as well as the concern of Fifth Columnists who were eager to welcome the invading Germans Maxwell Knight ran many agents whose job it was to infiltrate groups who were acting in possibly treasonous ways One of the groups that Maxwell Knight was interested in was the Right Club and Anna Wolkoff was recruiting for themWhat follows is an investigation in which Knight is led to Tyler s activities through his meeting with Anna Wolkoff Wolkoff was extremely involved in the right wing politics of those times On the fringe of the aristocratic world Wolkoff was struggling financially and as resentful and unhappy as Tyler Kent with her reduced circumstances While bemoaning her lot she eagerly attempted to involve virtually anyone she met into her political orbit and happily spent her time daubing anti Semitic slogans on shops and busying herself in intrigues and secrets Knight believed her dangerous and spent a great deal of time investigating her and her circleThis book has many characters that you will know from Dennis Wheatley to William Joyce and Oswald Mosley to those you will not agents who did potentially dangerous undercover work without recognition Knight certainly respected his agents and disliked the way they were looked down on by government officials He was patient careful and willing to give his agents time to come up with results I found this an extremely interesting read and if you have any interest in espionage or in the early years of the war then you will certainly enjoy this very much This shows how widespread fascist views were at the beginning of the war with some extremely wealthy and powerful people in England expressing what can only be viewed as treasonable sentiments and how people like Maxwell Knight and his agents were aware of the potential damage these people could cause especially in the event of invasion I recommend this book highly and think it would make both a wonderful individual and book group read Lastly I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for review

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Ess of Windsor and whose parents are friends of the British royal family Wolkoff belongs to a fascist secret society called the Right Club which aims to overthrow the British government Her romantic entanglement with Tyler Kent gives her access to a secret correspondence between President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill a correspondence that has the potential to transform the outcome of the w. Even my interest in spies and spying wasn t enough to keep me going through this pedestrianly written book If one of my former GCSE pupils had handed in something like this I would have told them to delete half of the unnecessary adjectives and start using complex sentence structure instead of the clunky simplistic phrases this author seems to love


About the Author: Paul Willetts

Paul Willetts is the author of two previous works of non fiction – Fear and Loathing in Fitzrovia and North Soho 999 Since making his literary debut in 2003 he’s edited four much praised collections of writing by the bohemian dandy Julian Maclaren Ross He has also compiled and worked as co photographer on Teenage Flicks a jokey celebration of Subbuteo featuring contributions by Will Self Gr