M: Maxwell Knight, MI5’s Greatest Spymaster
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A gripping talk about two remarkable female spies and the man who ran them: an animal-loving drop-out who went on to become MI5’s greatest spymaster. Based on Henry Hemming’s critically acclaimed M, described by Ben Macintyre in The Times as “fascinating”, and Max Hastings in The Sunday Times as “excellent”, Henry reveals the dramatic true story of a maverick MI5 officer who in the 1930s recruited two women to penetrate the British Communist movement. Their skilful, deft work led to the exposure of a Soviet spy ring in the Woolwich Arsenal and a legendary court case in which one of M’s spies was hailed as “Britain’s counter-espionage heroine”.
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