Joseph Hone Net Worth

Joseph Hone Net Worth is
$10 Million

Joseph Hone Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Joseph Hone (born February 25, 1937) is an Irish writer of the spy novel. His most famous novels featured a British spy called Peter Marlow. The first of the series was The Private Sector (1971), set in the Six Day War. Marlow's story continues in The Sixth Directorate (1975), The Flowers of the Forest (a.k.a. The Oxford Gambit) (1980), and The Valley of the Fox (1982). During his heyday, in the 1970s, Hone was favourably compared with writers such as Len Deighton, Eric Ambler and John le Carré. Whilst some spy novels, such as those of le Carré are often set mainly inside the offices of the spy department, and attract praise for the depth of their characterization and plotting, others (such as the James Bond series) are set in the field, and provide explosive action. The stories of Joseph Hone, by contrast, have a foot in both these camps, and he has become renowned amongst aficionados of the spy genre for both the quality of his writing, and the excitement of his plots. He released his memoir, Wicked Little Joe in 2009.Hone holds degrees from Kilkenny College in Kilkenny and St. Columba's College in Dublin. Hone has had a varied career including working as an assistant in a second-hand bookshop in London, as a teacher at Drogheda Grammar School in Ireland and with the Egyptian Ministry of Education in Cairo, Heliopolis and Suez as well as jobs in a publishing firm, radio and television. In 1960 he became co-founder of Envoy Productions, Dublin and has co-produced a number of plays and musicals at the Theatre Royal, Stratford, East London. His wide experience in radio and television resulted in an appointment as Radio and Television Officer with the United Nations Secretariat in New York in 1968 and for the next two years he travelled far and wide, making docuentary programmes based on trips to Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, India, Pakistanand the Far East. Out of these experiences came The Dancing Waiters (1975). He produced a number of radio programmes for UN radio, later broadcast by the BBC.Joseph Hone held a variety of positions in radio and television, including radio and then television critic for "The Listener" (1971-1980). His background also includes an overseas posting with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).In his first novel, The Private Sector (1971), Marlow, a teacher in Cairo finds himself becoming a spy for the British. In part this work was a by-product of Hone's experiences in 1957-58 when he was a teacher in Europe. He states that he has not been associated with Intelligence work but that he has 'worked with and met such people, especially while I was a teacher in Egypt and in New York with the UN.' Hone's second book, The Sixth Directorate (1975) aroused a lot of attention. This book continues Marlow's story after his release from Durham jail, where he has been sent on a frame-up by his own Department and it deals with his impersonation of an Englishman, a captured KGB agent living in London, his
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Date Of Birth1937-02-25
Place Of BirthDublin, Ireland
ProfessionMiscellaneous Crew
Star SignPisces
1Brother of twins Camillus Travers and Anthony Hone. Uncle of Kitty Travers and Bruno Travers.


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Arena1978TV Series documentaryHimself

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