Our Man in Havana Author:Graham Greene Set in pre-Castro Cuba, Our Man in Havana is a comical spy story - with a twist of morality. British vacuum salesman Jim Wormold is in a bind. Business is slow, and when his beautiful but impetuous daughter Milly goes out and buys herself a horse, he overdraws his bank account to pay for it. Strapped for cash, he reluctantly accepts a Foreign... more » Office man's proposal that he act as an undercover agent for British Intelligence - for $300 a month - and becomes agent 59200/5, MI6's man in Havana.
Hopeless at espionage but eager to remain on the payroll, Wormold files false reports and even fakes documents. But his fictions have deadly consequences, and, even in this farcical parody of the Secret Service abroad - a relatively light premise for Graham Greene - nobody gets something for nothing.« less
I read this book for my historical fiction book club.It was a good story.Very fast read.
It was also funny.Its about Wormold who is a salesman of vacuum cleaners who lives with his daughter Milly who meets Hawthorne who turns him into a spy.Once he becomes a spy things just spiral out of control.It was also a love story.I would recommend this book for anyone who wants a good laugh.I found I couldnt put the book down I wanted to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next.