Kim Philby

Standard Name: Philby, Kim

Connections

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Cultural formation Marina Warner
In England, MW had a comfortable middle-class upbringing. Her godfather was crime reformer Lord Longford (father of historian and novelist Antonia Fraser ). A writer, Violet Trefusis , was her godmother and another novelist, Lawrence Durrell
Material Conditions of Writing Graham Greene
It was also the greatest of all his commercial successes, holding its place for six months on the New York Times bestseller list.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Greene had begun writing it a decade earlier, but put it aside...
Occupation Graham Greene
Back in England, Greene continued work for the Iberian department of the Secret Intelligence Service for most of the war, monitoring espionage which was carried out in Gibraltar, Lisbon, Madrid, and Tangier—all cities which were...
Textual Features Graham Greene
In this story he returns for his setting to London, to the world of espionage which he had known from the inside during World War Two. Although the plot features an English double agent...

Timeline

1935
The business-oriented and purportedly non-political Anglo-German Fellowship was formed in London to promote friendly relations between the two countries. It lasted until 1941 before succumbing to the pressure of war.
25 May 1951
Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean , friends from their Cambridge days, who had been spying for the Soviet Union from positions of some influence within the British establishment, fled to Russia.
25 May 1951
Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean , friends from their Cambridge days, who had been spying for the Soviet Union from positions of some influence within the British establishment, fled to Russia.
13 February 1956
Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean , English spies who had fled on 25 May 1951 to the Soviet Union (whose undercover agents they had been), gave a press conference which riveted British attention on the...
January 1963
Kim Philby , perhaps the cleverest of the group of Britons who had been spying for Soviet Russia for years, was confronted with his guilt and offered immunity in exchange for a full confession. Instead...
15 November 1979
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher revealed that Sir Anthony Blunt , distinguished art historian and Master of the Queen's Pictures, had spied for Soviet Russia.