Kim Philby

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Love and Deception: Philby in Beirut by James Hanning review – the spy who loved, maybe
A fascinating new biography from the perspective of Philby’s third wife sheds new light on a well-worn story of secrecy and betrayal

John Banville

18, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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A Splinter of Ice review – Graham Greene and Kim Philby clink glasses
Ben Brown’s new play imagining the author’s Moscow meeting with his former MI6 colleague fails to truly chill

Susannah Clapp

25, Apr, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Graham Greene’s showdown with Soviet spy Kim Philby: A Splinter of Ice review
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A meeting between the writer and the double agent, once colleagues at MI6, is strong on friendship and betrayal – but takes us no closer to the heart of either man

Arifa Akbar

15, Apr, 2021 @10:59 PM

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Kim Philby: new revelations about spy emerge in secret files
UK government launched campaign to block memoirs being published fearing damaging disclosures

Owen Bowcott and Caroline Davies

30, Dec, 2020 @6:01 AM

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George Blake exemplified the desolation, waste and treachery of the cold war | Stephen Dorril
The intelligence officer turned KGB agent who has died at 98 never belonged to Kim Philby’s elite traitors’ club

Stephen Dorril

27, Dec, 2020 @7:15 AM

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Alan Williams obituary
Thriller writer and journalist who relished the excitement and drama of the cold war

Michael Barber

15, May, 2020 @7:47 PM

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The best recent crime and thrillers – review roundup
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson; The Most Difficult Thing by Charlotte Philby; The Chain by Adrian McKinty; The Poison Garden by Alex Marwood; The Reunion by Guillaume Musso and The Lady in the Car With Glasses and a Gun by Sébastien Japrisot

Laura Wilson

19, Jul, 2019 @10:58 AM

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A thriller of spies and betrayal: by Kim Philby’s granddaughter
Charlotte Philby’s novel examines a parent’s path into a ‘dark world’

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media Correspondent

16, Sep, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Tracking Edith review – gripping film about Soviet spy and photographer
This detailed documentary exposes the enigma behind the camera through its portrait of the woman whose work led to the recruitment of Kim Philby

Peter Bradshaw

27, Jul, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Enemies Within review – Richard Davenport-Hines offers a strange new study of the Cambridge spies
The worst thing the five traitors did was to damage the British establishment, not give away its secrets

Robert McCrum

28, Jan, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Enemies Within by Richard Davenport-Hines review – the Cambridge spies and distrust of the elite
Did Burgess, Philby and Maclean wreak more damage to the British establishment following their exposure than they had while they were actually spying?

Lara Feigel

11, Jan, 2018 @7:30 AM

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'A good traitor': the extraordinary life of George Blake, the spy who went into the cold
He escaped from prison, fled to Russia and – unlike the posh Cambridge spies – didn’t end up a miserable alcoholic. The revival of Cell Mates, the play about George Blake’s extraordinary life, couldn’t be more timely

Zoe Williams

08, Dec, 2017 @2:00 PM

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