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Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1955

Under the headings 'Maclean-Burgess case'; 'Macmillan unfolds 'painful story'' and 'No evidence Philby was 'Third Man'', the Post ran the following story:

Tuesday, 6 November, 2007, 12:00am

Slice of Life

From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1988

16 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

FROM THE VAULT: 1979

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Starring: Alec Guinness, Ian Richardson, Michael Aldridge, Bernard Hepton, Terrence Rigby, Ian Bannen

Directors: Frances Alcock and John Irvin

30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Capital pays tribute to the glamour of treachery and deceit

When it comes to its fascination with the shadowy world of espionage, Washington certainly wears its heart on its sleeve.

The business of spying seems to give a vicarious thrill to residents who can sometimes seem bereft of other passions.

28 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

The interview

Clare Hollingworth is, quite possibly, the most famous female foreign correspondent of the 20th century.

5 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Skeletons rattle in a secret closet

The activities of Britain's secret service, MI5, are naturally something of a mystery, but recent revelations have renewed the debate about who controls the cloak and dagger brigade.

21 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Making of a mystery man

THIS biography, sub-titled 'Sir Dick White and the Secret War 1935-90', deals with the man who, extraordinarily, was head of Britain's Security Service (MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in succession. He was thus intimately involved with such figures as Burgess and Maclean, Philby, Blunt and Blake.

6 May 1995 - 12:00am

Off the Shelf

SPIES may be finding the New World Order a tough place to find work, but they still rule OK in the world of publishing. The Philby Files by Russian author and playwright Genrikh Borovik (Little Brown $322) comprises conversations held between the author and the British double agent Kim Philby after his defection to Moscow.

1 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Warning against 'sex for secrets' lure

CHINA, determined to keep tight control over economic and political information, warned its citizens yesterday against leaking secrets to foreign spies posing as businessmen, scholars, experts or reporters.

'Warning: International Spies are Just Right Beside You,' read the headline in the China Trade News.

'Kind-hearted people, be vigilant!' the newspaper said.

14 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

The man who ran rings round West

Deadly Illusions by John Costello and Oleg Tsarev Century $322 THIS is a spy book with a serious alibi problem. Earlier reviewers seem to have been offered Orlov's Story, The KGB Orlov Dossier or both.

13 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Blunt words from Queen

COWABUNGA! It's one of those rare couch potato nights, with watchable and varied TV on all evening - well from about 7 o'clock anyway - starting with Star Trek on one side and the very amiable City on the other.

18 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

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