Studying Spies is an 84-page photocopiable Video PDF to support your teaching of the novel.
The print material includes:
The video interview with Michael Frayn complements and extends the print material, offering fascinating insights into the process of writing and the world of the novel, including discussion of: the theme of spying, the methods of narration, the structure of the novel, representations of childhood, the use of motifs and 1940s Britain.
Please note, this is an edited version of the print publication (2005). Copyright restrictions prevent the inclusion of text extracts in the download edition. Where extracts from the novel were included in the print edition, page references are now given to the paperback edition of Spies published by Faber and Faber in 2002. Where necessary activities have been adapted.
PDFs with embedded video clips are large files (up to 350MB) and could take some time to download.
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More info about how to use Video PDFs.
To play video clips embedded in PDFs, you need Flash installed and Adobe Reader 9 or above.
If after installing both programs and opening the file in Adobe Reader 9 or above, you continue to get an error message saying ‘Flash Player is not installed’, follow the instructions in this document.
Alternatively, download the zipped folder of .flv files and play them using vlc media player. (If you are using Windows 10 or above, this seems to be the best solution.)