Bookmark introduces its Book of the Week, A Spy Among Friends
Our Book of the Week this week is A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre
Told with access to newly released MI5 files, previously unseen family papers and with an afterword by John le Carre, it’s the story of the monumental deception which defined the Cold War espionage battle and sent hundreds to their deaths. The astonishing life of Kim Philby, the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history, is a tale of political loyalty and personal duplicity; a chilling examination of how far anyone can ever really know another human being.
In the aftermath of the Second World War, Kim Philby, Nicholas Elliott and James Jesus Angleton were rising stars in the intelligence world, and firm friends.
However, Philby had one secret he did not disclose: he was, all along, covertly working for Moscow, divulging everything to his Soviet spymasters with devastating and bloody consequences.
A Spy Among Friends, RRP £20: Bookmark is offering it at £16 plus an extra 20 per cent discount with the voucher contained in the Spalding Guardian of March 6.