Festival talks by Henry Hemming

49. M: MAXWELL KNIGHT, BRITAIN’S GREATEST SPYMASTER

Maxwell Knight was a paradox. A jazz obsessive and nature enthusiast, he is seen today as one of MI5’s greatest spymasters, a man who did more than any other to break up British fascism. Drawing on declassified documents, private family archives and interviews, Henry Hemming will reveal not just the shadowy world of espionage but also a brilliant, enigmatic man at its centre, known simply as M.

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