Born in London, Len Deighton served in the RAF before graduating from the Royal College of Art (which recently elected him a Senior Fellow). While in New York City working as a magazine illustrator he began writing his first novel, The Ipcress File, which was published in 1962. He is now the author of more than thirty books of fiction and non-fiction. At present living in Europe, he has, over the years, lived with his family in ten different countries from Austria to Portugal.
`A massively different novel... the effect is - quite literally - devastating' Sunday Times
`A massive and superbly mobilised tragedy of the machines which men make to destroy themselves. Masterly and by far Mr Deighton's best'. Douglas Hurd, The Spectator
`A magnificent story... the characters lean out of the pages' Daily Mirror
`For sheer readability he has no peer'
'The magnificent Bomber is rich with historical detail' The Times