Comrade Jim: The Spy Who Played for Spartak

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Like many working class children growing up in the war, the young Jim Riordan would fantasize his way out of his devastated surroundings with dreams of Wembley and FA Cup glory for his local team, Portsmouth FC. Spartak Moscow, the team he would end up playing for, wasn't even on his radar. Taught Russian and trained as a spy in the same institution that nurtured the likes of Alan Bennett and Michael Frayn, he was posted to Berlin as part of his National Service to listen in on Soviet military communiques. But, unbeknownst ...

Comrade Jim: The Spy Who Played for Spartak 2009, HarperPerennial UK

ISBN-13: 9780007251155

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Comrade Jim: The Spy Who Played for Spartak 2008, Fourth Estate (GB)

ISBN-13: 9780007251148

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