A former undercover British intelligence agent is set to release two books about his secret life at the weekend.

Nicholas Hagger, who is head teacher at Coopersale Hall School in Epping, Normanhurst School in North Chingford and Oaklands School in Loughton, will release My Double Life 1 and 2 at the book signing in Loughton on Saturday (March 28).

Mr Hagger, who released his first book 'A View of Epping Forest’ in 2012, shares the story behind his life as an undercover agent in Libya as well as an insight into powers, ordeals and responsibilities he has faced later in life.

My Double Life 1 presents a look into Mr Hagger's life including the moment he witnessed Gaddafi’s Egyptian coup and was faced with execution.

He said: "I am looking forward to releasing the book which is an exclusive look into my life as a British intelligence agent.

"The books share never before told stories including the moment I witnessed Gaddafi’s Egyptian coup, the terrifying aftermath tore into my personal life.

"I am looking forward to meeting people at the signing on Saturday."

The signing will take place between 1 and 2pm at Loughton Bookshop in High Road, Loughton.