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LIONEL DAVIDSON THE NIGHT OF WENCESLAS TO VLASTA who kissed and told first Contents Title Page .

LIONEL DAVIDSON THE NIGHT OF WENCESLAS TO VLASTA who kissed and told first Contents Title Page Dedication Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter . THE little swine had his head well down in the books when I went in, so it was clear Miss Vosper had forestalled me after all. I had been popping up and down half the day to peer through the frosted glass panel of his door, and she wouldn’t miss a thing like that.

Lionel Davidson can have his readers accepting areposterous situation, as in The Rose of Tibet, as not only logical but inevitable. By comprison with his later books, Kolinsky Heights in particular. The Night of Wenceslaus is a model of logic and consistency.

The Night of Wenceslas is the debut novel of British thriller and crime writer Lionel Davidson. This Bildungsroman describes the reluctant adventures of Nicolas Whistler, a dissolute young man of mixed English and Czech parentage who finds himself caught up against his will in Cold War espionage. The novel won the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger Award in 1960 and the Author's Club First Novel Award. It was filmed in 1964 under the title Hot Enough for June.

I opened my eyes n minutes to seven. There was an awful numbness at the back of my neck and my head seemed to have been crammed forward over my eyes. I lay quietly for a while puzzling why this should be and trying to think where the hell I was, and suddenly remembered and sat up in a panic. I was going home today. I was due at the airport at ten. Three hours. I had been lying on her arm.

The Night of Wenceslas was an instant success, inviting favourable . "A book for the beach: Kolymsky Heights by Lionel Davidson". Retrieved 4 September 2015.

The Night of Wenceslas was an instant success, inviting favourable comparisons with such luminaries as Eric Ambler. Davidson became one of the handful of living writers to have their first novel appear in a green Penguin jacket. The book won the Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger Award (the top prize for crime and spy fiction in Britain) as well as the Authors' Club First Novel Award. Davidson then went into an extended hiatus after the publication of The Chelsea Murders. He was not to write another thriller for the next sixteen years.

The Night of Wenceslas book. The Night of Wenceslas is a story of Lionel Davidson has been compared favourably as a writer to Rider Haggard and Rudyard Kipling. I read all his books, pretty much as they were published, and I recall finding them to be fresh, of literary worth, and intelligently written. By intelligently written, I mean that he took the thriller type to a level that it seldom sees.

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Lionel Davidson was born in 1922 in Hull, Yorkshire

Lionel Davidson was born in 1922 in Hull, Yorkshire. He left school early and worked as a reporter before serving in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. His first novel, The Night of Wenceslas, was published in 1960 to great critical acclaim and drew comparisons to Graham Greene and John le Carré. It was followed by The Rose of Tibet (1962), A Long Way to Shiloh (1966), The Chelsea Murders (1978) and Kolymsky Heights (1994). He was thrice the recipient of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award.

The Night of Wenceslas. Beyond question the book of the year. Spectator Chaim Weizmann was a great man, one of the founders of modern Israel. He was also a chemist of international repute. It's a place so secret it doesn't officially exist; once there, the scientists are forbidden to leave. But one scientist is desperate to get a message to the outside world.

Originally published in 1960 and now reissued in paperback, the author's first thriller, set in Prague during the Cold War and following the escapades of a reluctant spy. From the author of A LONG WAY TO SHILOH.

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His first book (1960), and my first Lionel Davidson read - a result of an article seen in the Telegraph recently. I enjoyed it and WILL go on to the next, though as yet I'm not totally won over. The plot - I think because of an array of Czech names used - threw me at times, but I enjoyed the writing style, the gentle humour of the narrative and the story-telling. For a spy novel it was a different kind of read, but not the usual thrill a minute ride that some books provide. I could make a case for it being all the better for that, a throwback to Graham Greene whose writing I've previously enjoyed. Three and half stars would have been a fairer assessment of the novel, I think, but i have been left with a desire to sample more of Davidson's writing so that alone raises the book's profile for me.
Lahorns Gods
Sorry, thumbs down. Unlikable, flippant protagonist. The whole thing with duplicate guide books and atomic secrets? I'm still not sure if he was smuggling something in or out. And was the girlfriend part of it or not? This is no Kolymsky Heights.
MegaStar
Lionel Davidson is a gifted writer. I had read his book that was set in Siberia and enjoyed that one. This story has lots of good surprises and a very interesting main character. It held my interest so I read it very quickly while traveling.
Nikojas
Nowhere as good as Kolymysky Heights.
Vichredag
A worthy winner of the Gold Dagger. Written during the cold war, this mystery shows how innocents can be drawn into the sinister world of espionage. The writing is engaging, and I found myself reading it very quickly. The descriptions of Eastern Bloc Prague and its people was a highlight. No longer a well known book, it certainly deserves to be more widely read.
Iaiastta
Lionel Davidson can have his readers accepting areposterous situation, as in The Rose of Tibet, as not only logical
but inevitable. By comprison with his later books, Kolinsky Heights in particular., The Night of Wenceslaus is a model of logic and consistency. Doesn't every hero hide from the secret police in a Prague boiler room?

I think Long Way to Shiloh and Making Good Again are more daringly original,, but this early effort, with its deligjhtfully harum-scarum hero, is a great adventure story You would have to go to Stevenson or John Buchan for an equal. I miss Lionel Davidson!

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Contemporary
Author: Lionel Davidson
ISBN: 0140017585
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books (June 30, 1977)
Pages: 232 pages