Patricia Craig, 20 December 1984
Show More The man who was M: The Life of Maxwell Knight by Anthony Masters.
Blackwell, 205 pp., £9.95, November 1984, 0 631 13392 5Show More
Unreliable Witness: Espionage Myths of the Second World War by Nigel West.
Weidenfeld, 166 pp., £8.95, October 1984, 0 297 78481 1Show More
The Great Betrayal: The Untold Story of Kim Philby’s Biggest Coup by Nicholas Bethell.
Hodder, 214 pp., £9.95, October 1984, 0 340 35701 0Show More
“... Like most biographers, Anthony Masters starts by announcing his subject’s date of birth; unlike most biographers, he gets it wrong. Charles Henry Maxwell Knight was born on 9 July 1900, not 4 September, under the sign of Cancer, not Virgo, however tempting it may be, for reasons which become clear in the course of the story, to assign him to the latter ...”