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Betrayal was a routine business for George Blake

6 February 2021

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6 February 2021

9:00 AM

The Happy Traitor: Spies, Lies and Exiles in Russia: The Extraordinary Story of George Blake Simon Kuper

Profile, pp.288, 14.99

Kim Philby once remarked to the journalist Murray Sayle that ‘to betray, you must first belong. I never belonged’. Kim, as usual, was lying. Westminster and Cambridge, the Foreign Office and SIS: for all his attempts to pose as an outsider, Philby was a thorough-paced member of the British Establishment.

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