A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre - A 30- minute Instaread Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: Overview of the entire book Introduction to the important people in the book Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book Key Takeaways of the book A Reader's Perspective Preview of this book: Chapter One At the age of twenty-two, Nicholas Elliott became a spy. Elliott’s father, Sir Claude Aurelius Elliott, Headmaster at Eton College, had powerful connections. When Elliott announced his desire to join the intelligence service, his father was able to arrange it for him. About the Author With Instaread Summaries, you can get the summary of a book in 30 minutes or less. We read every chapter, summarize and analyze it for your convenience.