All The Right Words – The Ipcress File by Len Deighton. 

The follow blog will have Spoilers for the ipcress files film starring Michael Caine and spoilers for the book of the same name.

Recap- A Dr. is killed on his way out of London, and we watch as middle age wakes up has breckfast then walks to derelict house and kicks in a door.

Chapter Two- The man we are watching is fact part of surveillance team watching the house across the road, He is releaving at the guy who was working the night shift, the man that has woke is not happy one bit, Our man then spends the day noting the comming and goings of the house, until someone releavs him and is told go to see his boss. A man called Ross who tells him he being Transferred to another department out of the British Army all together, Into the Department of a Mr Dalby We learn the man’s name is Harry Palmer.

Ross and Palmer head across London to a building marked as The Dalby Domestic employment Bureau, Ross tells Palmer wait downstairs in small office were a old woman is trying to find a job for younger woman. 

Ross heads along the passage and up the stairs Dalby’s office were both men talk about how there 16 missing scientists And how there is no reasonable explanation of why they are missing or have disappeared, Dalby does not want to investigate these disappearances but says he said the department up so therefore he will do as he’s told and hands over The b104 documentation for Harry Palmer.

Ross leaves Palmer, and Palmer is told go and see Dalby who tell him That he is replacing the gentleman we saw killed at the railway station Together they walk through the building Which is in fact several fronts one selling fireworks is really Arsenal of Weapons And one a cutting room The film is in fact the briefing Area for several members of dobbies network.

End Of Chapter

Differences between- The differences here are quite varied We are shown Harry Palmer Being transferred from one department to another With both men looking down their noses at him, but at this time in the book Dalby Has already given the unnamed spy The task of talking to Jay.


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