Edith and Kim (Paperback)Charlotte Philby (author)
From the author of A Double Life comes a poignant and captivating fictional reconstruction of one of the most important relationships of interwar espionage history - that between Kim Philby and Edith Tudor-Hart, the woman who introduced him to his Soviet handler.
In June 1934, Kim Philby met his Soviet handler, the spy Arnold Deutsch. The woman who introduced them was called Edith Tudor-Hart. She changed the course of 20th century history.
Then she was written out of it.
Drawing on the Secret Intelligence Files on Edith Tudor-Hart, along with the private archive letters of Kim Philby, this finely worked, evocative and beautifully tense novel - by the granddaughter of Kim Philby - tells the story of the woman behind the Third Man.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
'A fine achievement.' - The Times
'Behold the new Golden Age of Spy Kings.' - The Sunday Times
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Great novel following the life of Edith Tudor Hart, the woman who recruited the authors grandfather, Kim Philby, to be the most famous Russian spy in history. Edith's story begins as a persecuted Jew in pre-war... More
“Fascinating well researched historical spy fiction”
“Dear Edith, I’ve just received copies of various articles about yours truly, in the British press, sent via my children. The Observer pictures were a bit more flattering than the ones in the Daily Mail; thankfully I... More
“All the things we don't see about women in Cold War Spy novels”
This is a really engaging novel, partially based on real events. There's a really cool note at the beginning of the book, which explains the tapestry of files, correspondence, family folklore and fiction that... More
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