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Sunday 15 November 2015 Village Hall

Guy Burgess is the most important, complex and interesting of The Cambridge Spies. In Stalin’s Englishman Andrew Lownie presents completely new picture of Guy Burgess.

Andrew Lownie first became interested in the Cambridge Spy Ring when, as President of the Cambridge Union Society in 1984, he arranged an international seminar on the subject with writers and former intelligence officers. As a result of the seminar he was asked to conduct the interviews and research for John Costello’s biography of Anthony Blunt, Mask of Treachery (Collins, 1988).

After Cambridge University, where he won the Dunster Prize for History, Andrew went on to take a postgraduate degree in history at Edinburgh University.

Andrew has also written for publications ranging from BBC History Magazine and History Today to Scotland on Sunday, The New Statesman, The Daily Mail and The Australian Age. He reviewed the official histories of MI5 and MI6 for The Sunday Telegraph.

The founder and President of The Biographers Club, Andrew’s previous books include a life of the writer John Buchan. For the last thirty years, he has been a literary agent.