The Monkey House:
Absolutely first-rate…shocking enough to steal the breath and bruise the heart…Too good to miss. — Literary Review

This Green Land:
This is a grim, intelligent and unusual thriller, with a plot that cuts disturbingly to the bone. — Mail On Sunday.

A Hostile Place:
A brilliant performance with a fierce, uncosy intelligence setting off the fireworks. — Philip Oakes, writing in The Literary Review.

White Boys Don’t Cry:
Part thriller, part political history, this is mainly a psychological portrait of a spy…a powerful novel — The Times.


Mortals by Norman Rush
Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
The Art of Joy by Goliarda Sapienza
Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
A Burnt Out Case by Graham Greene
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold by John le Carre
Our Fathers by Andrew O’Hagan
A Fan’s Notes by Frederick Exley


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John Fullerton grew up in apartheid South Africa. He worked as a reporter at the Cape Times before joining the Morning Telegraph in Sheffield. In February 1981 he set off for Peshawar in Pakistan to cover the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan as a freelancer. During the Cold War he worked for a time as a ‘head agent’ on contract to the Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6, and this forms the basis of his next novel, ‘Enemies’. He later joined Reuters in Hong Kong and worked as a correspondent and editor for 20 years in 40 countries and covered a dozen wars. He was bureau chief in Beirut and Cairo and worked as Middle East diplomatic correspondent based in Nicosia. Fullerton has an MA in Buddhist Studies and is the author of several novels and one work of non-fiction. He lives in Scotland.

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