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January 19, 2006

James H. Jackson.

So, just starting a novel, "Cold Cut".

Page one:

Beirut, 1963:
"Hell and b-b-buggery, the b-bloody cuff-link!"

The voice was English, received pronunciation, vowels fat and glottal with drink and frustration......

OK, so we know that’s Kim Philby then.

On page 6, he is revealed as .......Kim Philby!

Don’t you just love it when suspense novels have suspense in them?


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Comments

I was thinking more along the lines of Robert Fisk.

Posted by: Tim Newman | Jan 19, 2006 3:09:35 PM

Was Philby the one who'd ask you the date of your birthday and then say, by golly, it was the same as his?

Posted by: dearieme | Jan 20, 2006 1:50:33 AM