‘An absorbing mixture of military adventure, political judgement, urbane wit, cool humour and surprising incident.’ Financial Times
Eastern Approaches is Fitzroy MaClean’s classic, gripping account of the sybaritic delights of diplomatic life, the thrill of remote travel in the then-forbidden zones of Central Asia, and the violence and adventure of world-changing tours in North Africa and Yugoslavia.
In 1943 he parachuted into German-occupied Yugoslavia as Winston Churchill’s personal representative to Josip Broz Tito and remained there until 1945, all enemy attempts to capture him proving unsuccessful. Maclean is the original British action hero and this is blistering reading.
‘This book literally changed my life’ Simon Sebag Montefiore
The Maclean Effect
I defy anyone to read Fitzroy Maclean’s Eastern Approaches and not want to go to mysterious Central Asia. From the moment I read those seductive first paragraphs as a student, I was drawn to the...Read more