The Story of Spying by Rob Lloyd Jones

The Story of Spying

Written by Rob Lloyd Jones
Part of the 3.3 Young Reading Series Three (Purple) Series

Usborne Reading Programme   
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Young Reading: Series Three. Lively account of the history of spying, with exciting descriptions of famous spies and the plots they uncovered, from Alexander the Great's secret scouts to Cold War heroes.. Titles in this 7th and final Level in the Usborne Reading Programme are for fully confident readers who still need to gain the stamina needed for standard length books. At 64 pages in length and up to 5000 words they use advanced sentence structure and vocabulary, and have more complex plots with subplots. Subjects include historical events, biographies and simplified versions of classic novels.


The Story of Spying by Rob Lloyd Jones

Part of the "Young Reading Series Three", this book tells the story of spying, from Alexander the Great's secret scouts to Cold War espionage techniques. It contains details of real life plots uncovered by spies, such as Violette Szabo, amazing inventions used in the world of spying, and the roles which spies have played through the ages.


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About the Author

Rob Lloyd Jones

Rob Lloyd Jones never wanted to be a writer when he grew up. He wanted to be a fireman. Or a polar explorer. Or a deep-sea diver. And sometimes a pirate too. But, when it came down to it, he didn’t much like fire, or ice, or sharks, or even swords. So he decided to write about them instead. Since then, he’s written several books on subjects ranging from animals at war to the history of Islam. He loves it. But he still dreams about being a fireman.

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64 pages


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Publication date

1st November 2007




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