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Chris Squire: 1944-2018

My uncle, Chris Squire, died in October 2018. He was a man of many parts, and at his packed funeral this week, we heard from friends who’d known him at school, at Undercurrents magazine, and through his involvement with Twickenham … Continue reading

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Medals, Mice and a Naked German

A few stories from Agent Jack: The Guardian reports on the medals that were given to the Fifth Column. The Daily Mail adds the story of the naked German in the wardrobe. The Sun reports on the role that mice … Continue reading

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The first reviews

The first reviews of Agent Jack are in. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t quite chuffed. Ben Macintyre in The Times says it’s “well-researched” and “highly readable”: Anthony Quinn in The Guardian says it’s “often astounding”:

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Agent Jack – The Audiobook

Agent Jack is available on paper, e-book and in an audiobook, read by Roger Davis. Here’s a sample:

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Agent Jack – The True Story of MI5’s Secret Nazi Hunter

My new book, Agent Jack, is in the shops now. It tells the astonishing true story of how, during World War II, MI5 fooled dozens of British fascists into thinking they were spying for Germany. The story has inspired two … Continue reading

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The next book: Agent Jack

I’m very excited to announce my next book, Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5’s Secret Nazi Hunter. In 1942, MI5 faced a puzzle. They’d spent the first three years of World War II convinced that Germany had a “fifth … Continue reading

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Would They Lie To You? Free Extract

Want to get a flavour of the new book? Here’s a free extract… Would They Lie To You preview And there’s more here…

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In Defence of the Meaningless Speech

I went on the Today programme, to argue that when the news is bad, uncommunication is by far the best policy.

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Would They Lie To You? – on the Daily Politics

Post by Robert Hutton.

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The Journalese Row Scale

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