Rupert Cornwell, 2 February 1989
Show More Philby: The Life and Views of the KGB Masterspy by Phillip Knightley.
Deutsch, 291 pp., £14.95, October 1988, 0 233 98360 0Show More
Mask of Treachery: The First Documented Dossier on Blunt, MI5 and Soviet Subversion by John Costello.
Collins, 761 pp., £18, November 1988, 0 00 217536 3Show More
A Divided Life: A Biography of Donald Maclean by Robert Cecil.
Bodley Head, 212 pp., £15, October 1988, 0 370 31129 9Show More
The Storm Birds: Soviet Post-War Defectors by Gordon Brook-Shepherd.
Weidenfeld, 303 pp., £14.95, November 1988, 0 297 79464 7Show More
“... Only at the very last did my path cross that of the Cambridge spies. It was on a warm, sunny afternoon last May at Kuntsevo Cemetery on the western outskirts of Moscow, when they buried Kim Philby. Guy Burgess had died in 1963, Anthony Blunt and Donald Maclean in 1983. Philby, however, was still alive when I started work in Moscow as the Independent’s correspondent there in early 1987, and his presence was a source of recurrent nightmares ...”