M: Maxwell Knight, MI5’s greatest spymaster

M: Maxwell Knight, MI5’s greatest spymaster
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Date and Time
20th Apr 2017 18:00 - 20th Apr 2017 20:00
Project Room (1.06), 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh

CeSeR is co-sponsoring this public talk during Edinburgh Spy Week.

Acclaimed author Henry Hemming will talk about his new book — a biography of Maxwell Knight, the original and legendary ‘M’ of MI5.

Henry Hemming is the author of five works of non-fiction including In Search of the English Eccentric, Misadventure in the Middle East, shortlisted for the Dolman Travel Book Award, and Churchill’s Iceman, published in the US as The Ingenious Mr Pyke, which became a New York Times bestseller.

He has written for The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Times, The Economist,  FT Magazine and The Washington Post and has given interviews on Radio 4’s Today Programme and NBC’s Today Show and spoken at schools, festivals and companies including RDF Media, The RSA, Science Museum, Frontline Club and The School of Life.

Edinburgh Spy Week is co-organised by CeSeR steering group member Professor Penny Fielding.

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