Sleuths, Spies & Sorcerers: Andrew Marr's Paperback Heroes


Sleuths, Spies & Sorcerers: Andrew Marr's Paperback Heroes

Andrew Marr deconstructs detective fiction, fantasy epics and spy novels - the books we really read. He unpicks their conventions to show how these books keep us turning the page.


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Detectives

1. Sleuths, Spies & Sorcerers: Andrew Marr's Paperback Heroes: Detectives

Andrew Marr investigates detective fiction, and reveals how it works.

Fantasy

2. Sleuths, Spies & Sorcerers: Andrew Marr's Paperback Heroes: Fantasy

How fantasy novels have big ideas that allow us to see our own world in a surprising way.

Spies

3. Sleuths, Spies & Sorcerers: Andrew Marr's Paperback Heroes: Spies

How the spy novel allows readers to engage with big questions about the human condition.