Christopher Hitchens, 23 February 1995
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Little, Brown, 382 pp., £18.99, September 1994, 0 316 91015 5Show More
The Fifth Man by Roland Perry.
Sidgwick, 486 pp., £16.99, October 1994, 0 283 06216 9Show More
Treason in the Blood: H. St John Philby, Kim Philby and the Spy Case of the Century by Anthony Cave Brown.
Hale, 640 pp., £25, January 1995, 9780709055822Show More
My Five Cambridge Friends by Yuri Modin.
Headline, 328 pp., £17.99, October 1994, 0 7472 1280 5Show More
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“... to your country or your class, it was an advantage to pose as a traitor to civilisation. Only Jenny Rees, in her well-written and thoughtful memoir of her father, comes close to making intelligible literature out of all this self-referential palaver. Reading her account, we can at least scan the cultural and social and psychological (to say nothing ...”