Anthony Hyde is the author of The Red Fox, China Lake, Formosa Straits, A Private House, and Promises, Promises. Here are the stories behind the stories, and material on the political and historical background on which the novels are based—from the history of Georgi Dimitrov and the Comintern to the New Russian Right, from the Sidewinder missile to Castro’s Cuba…even Robin Hood.


Picture This

You can purchase the novel here on iTunes Kindle Edition available in Canada, and the US. Picture This was a different, fun project I undertook for ABC life Literacy Canada. As a writer, I’m naturally in favour of literacy; you could even say I have a vested interest in it. ...

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A Private House

A Private House is available as an Apple IBook A Private House is available as a Kindle eBook Unlike my other novels, A Private House isn’t a “thriller,” although it has plenty of intrigue. Rather, it’s a psychological novel, with a political setting, that weaves together the stories of two ...

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Double Helix

My first novels had all dealt with historical themes, and involved the past returning to disturb the present. With Double Helix I decided to try something different. The action is all present-day and deals with a problem that’s usually displaced into the future and treated as science fiction—over-population. But of ...

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Promises, Promises

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a value added tax introduced into the Canadian Parliament in January 1990 by the Progressive Conservative government led by Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. From the first it was controversial, a polite word for hated. The Liberal Party (the Official Opposition party in the ...

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Formosa Straits

A Kindle edition of Formosa Straits is available through these links: the US, the UK, and Canada. Table Of Contents WRITING FORMOSA STRAITS THE CHINESE CINEMA AND JIANG CHING Jiang Ching Comes to Shanghai Chinese Communism and the Movies THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION THE LIN BAO INCIDENT Coups and Purges The ...

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China Lake

A Kindle editon of China Lake is available through these links: UK, US, Canada. TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION DORA: The Ballistic MIssile is Born THE CHINA LAKE NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER - AND AIM 9-B INTRODUCTION: CHINA LAKE It would surprise many people to know that Ottawa, when I was growing ...

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The Red Fox

The Red Fox covers a lot of historical ground, from the Russian Revolution of 1917 through the Cold War. In fact, my idea, in writing it, was to see how much real history you could put into the “popular” form of the spy novel. At the heart of the book ...

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Locksley

Locksley is a novel I wrote with my brother, Chris, who was also a writer—much more prolific than me. We were sitting around one day, just talking, and I said, “What we need is a new version of Robin Hood.” He laughed but then thought about it, and said it ...

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