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Alex Gerlis

UK flag (b.1955)

Alex Gerlis was born in Grimsby, Lincolnshire. He graduated from Hull University with a degree in Law and Politics and after a variety of jobs in political research and journalism joined the BBC in 1984 on a three month contract and ending up staying for over twenty seven years. His BBC career began as a researcher on Panorama and he then worked as a Producer on a number of programmes, including The Money Programme. In 1990 he became an Assistant Editor on Breakfast News, covering major stories such as the first Gulf War and the fall of Margaret Thatcher.

Genres: Thriller, Historical
New and upcoming books
   1. The Best of Our Spies (2013)
   2. The Swiss Spy (2015)
   3. Vienna Spies (2017)
   4. The Berlin Spies (2019)
Richard Prince
   1. Prince of Spies (2020)
   2. Sea of Spies (2020)
   3. Ring of Spies (2020)
   4. End of Spies (2021)
Wolf Pack Spies
   1. Agent in Berlin (2021)
   2. Agent in Peril (2022)
   3. Agent in the Shadows (2023)
Series contributed to
Aspects of History
   3. Action this Day (2023) (with others)
Non fiction show
Alex Gerlis recommends
A Spy Alone (2023)
(Oxford Spy Ring, book 1)
Charles Beaumont
"Beaumont's debut novel has such a ring of authenticity about it that it reads like an inside job... The story is gripping and the characters are all well drawn. Highly recommended."

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