Literary Spy craft

Creina Mansfield

A remarkable number of writers have been spies, and the spy novel has developed into a genre of its own; spying seems to hold a particular fascination for writers & readers alike. Over a hundred years after Conrad published The Secret Agent, its themes of anarchism, espionage & terrorism seem as relevant as ever.

We shall study:

  • The Secret Agent (1907) by Joseph Conrad.
  • The Confidential Agent (1939) by Graham Greene
  • The Mask of Dimitrios (1939) by Eric Ambler

Day:     Wednesdays                         Time: 1.30am– 3.30pm.

9 Wednesdays from October 5th 2016 to November 30th, 2016, with October 26th as half term

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House
84 Plymouth Grove,
Manchester M13 9LW.

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£85  £80* 11 35

Cost £85. This includes a year’s admission to the house during its opening times on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. If you already have a ticket, then the cost of the course is £80

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to

Creina Mansfield, Beech Court, Beech Hall Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2EF 01625511581