Thursday, 5th May 2016
Upper Room Town Hall

Andrew Lownie’s illustrated talk on his biography that draws on thirty years of research in archives around the world, interviews with over a hundred people who knew Guy Burgess personally, and the discovery of hitherto secret files. Andrew charts Burgess’s life from naval cadet and Eton schoolboy to brilliant Cambridge undergraduate, from BBC talks producer, diplomat, agent for the Soviet government, MI5 and MI6 to his lonely tragic-comic exile in Russia “Complicated, revelatory: a superb biography more riveting than a spy novel.” The Telegraph
Andrew Lownie graduated from Magdalen College, where he won the Dunster Prize for History, and has an MSc in American Espionage from Edinburgh University. As President of the Cambridge Union Society in 1984 he arranged an international seminar on the Cambridge Spy Ring. In 1986 Andrew became the then youngest director in British publishing when he was appointed a director John Farquharson, now part of Curtis Brown. He set up the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency in 1988. He has written and reviewed for The Times, Spectator, The Telegraph and Guardian. He has written or edited seven books, including a biography of John Buchan.
This event is sponsored by Draycott Books Tel 01386 841392 @DraycottBooks

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