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The Confidential Agent.
London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1939. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED ASSOCIATION COPY. 8vo. Fine, in attractive 'West-End' binding of half red morocco, gilt, over marbled sides, t.e.g. Inscribed to title page; For B from G.G. this/ Benzedrine novel / affectionately. A scarce 'entertainment' by Greene, particularly signed. This copy was presnted to his close friend and admired film-maker/actor/producer colleague Bryan Forbes, who, like Greene, was one of the UK's most talented screenwriters of the post-war era, responsible for such British classics as 'King Rat', 'The League of Gentlemen', and 'The Angry Silence' (for which he was Oscar-nominated). He memorably directed 'Whistle Down the Wind', and received the Outstanding Contribution BAFTA in 2007.R.A Wobbe [A15a], see also Haining; Crime Fiction p199, Steinbrunner & Penzler; Ency.of Mystery & Detection, p176.
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