Our Man in Havana
From Library Staff
MI6's man in Havana is Wormold, a former vacuum-cleaner salesman turned reluctant secret agent out of economic necessity. To keep his job, he files bogus reports based on Charles Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare and dreams up military installations from vacuum-cleaner designs. Then his stories start... Read More »
First published in 1959 against the backdrop of the Cold War, Our Man in Havana is an espionage thriller, a penetrating character study, and a political satire of government intelligence that still resonates today.