Authors: 9–12

David Long & Terri Po

David and Terri are the author and illustrator of Spies, a beautiful collection introducing the exciting and dangerous lives of spies and secret agents.

Writer and historian David Long is the award-winning and bestselling author of the acclaimed Survivors series, Pirates MagnifiedWe are RomansThe World’s Most Magnificent MachinesTragedy at Sea: The Sinking of the TitanicThe Story of the London Underground and more than twenty other non-fiction books on a wide range of historical subjects. He lives in Suffolk and has two teenage sons.
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Terri Po is a children’s book illustrator who was highly commended in the FAB Prize. She is originally from Hong Kong but graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2018. She creates editorial illustrations, infographics and illustrated books, as well as doing live graphic facilitation.
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Spies

Discover the exciting and dangerous lives of spies and secret agents from Blue Peter Award-winning David Long and rising star Terri Po.

A single spy can save thousands upon thousands of lives . . .

From Harry Ree, teacher turned saboteur, to Margery Booth, the spy who sang for Hitler, to Scotch Lass, Britain’s smallest ever agent, discover twenty-seven of the most courageous and daring spies . . .

For as long as there have been secrets to keep, there have been spies, the world over, trying to uncover this classified information. Spying goes on all the time, and everywhere, but some of the most astonishing exploits occur during wartime.

Discover twenty-seven of the most courageous and daring, including:

Giliana Gerson, Britain’s first female spy,
Harry Ree, teacher turned saboteur,
Margery Booth, the spy who sang for Hitler,
Roald Dahl, the spy who became a bestselling author,
Noor Inayat Khan, the first woman wireless operator,
Scotch Lass, Britain’s smallest ever agent,
‘Major Martin’ the man who never was
and many more!

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