Aurum Press has acquired The British Spy Manual: The Authentic Special Operations Executive (SOE) Guide for WWII.
The book was the one that SOE agents used to learn their craft before being sent on missions in occupied Europe, and covers disguise, communication, and combat.
Publisher Iain MacGregor says: "Aurum Press are thrilled to be working alongside the IWM to bring this remarkable and very important document to the book trade. It really is a treasure trove of 'boys own' skills - A Dangerous Book for Boys for this Christmas."
The book, endorsed by the Imperial War Museum, will be released in autumn 2014.
MacGregor signed world rights from Barbara Levy at the Barbara Levy Literary Agency.