ALAN OGDEN, ON HIS LATEST BOOK: MASTER OF DECEPTION, THE WARTIME ADVENTURES OF PETER FLEMING

Along with Evelyn Waugh and Robert Byron, Peter Fleming was best known for injecting humour into the stultified genre of English travel writing – Brazilian Adventure, One’s Company and News from Tartary made him a household name in the interwar years. Less known are his considerable achievements in the fields of irregular warfare and the black art of deception.

Alan Ogden, author of Master of Deception, the wartime adventures of Peter Fleming, will be talking about how Fleming took on Japanese intelligence and created a web of deception to lure the enemy into.