Burgess and Maclean

By: Fisher, John

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0709164793 256 pages including index and black and white illustrations. Reveals for the first time how Maclean, then the golden boy of the Foreign Office, married an American girl, Melinda Marling, on the afternoon of the day the British Embassy left Paris during the fall of France, and how the couple escaped aboard a ship that ran out of food before it reached Britain. Includes many other similar disclosures. Describes some of the daringly simple methods of espionage used by Burgess, and tells for the first time of the embarrassing contents of the trunk Burgess left behind. Author has more than 25 years' experience as Diplomatic Correspondent for Lord Thomson's newspaper group. Book is crisp, clean and unmarked in red cloth boards. Dust jacket shows moderate edgewear with several small tears.