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Robert Baden-Powell was born in 1857 and is probably best remembered as the hero of the siege of Mafeking in 1899/1900 during the Boer War and as the man who started the Scout and Guide Movements. He wrote many books over the course of his life, some of which he illustrated himself. This book was first published in February 1915, seven months after the outbreak of the First World War, and is a collection of anecdotes and memories about the work of spies, based on his own experiences in Africa, Europe and Asia.
Michael Cochrane has appeared in many plays in the theatre, on television and on radio as well as in a number of films. He has also read many audio books, including the Gold Award winning Lord Edgware Dies. His television appearances include General Simmerson in Sharpe’s Challenge and Judge Hynes in Wire In The Blood. He is currently playing Oliver Sterling in The Archers on Radio 4.
Michael Bartlett is a writer with many radio, television and stage plays to his credit though perhaps he is best known for writing The Archers for Radio 4 and Rainbow for Thames Television. He is also a producer and has directed plays, readings and documentaries for the BBC, for commercial radio and for audio publication.