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A Spy Named Orphan by Roland Philipps
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 2018

Finished: 02.06.2018
Genre: non-fiction
Rating: A++
In 2015 a large number of the MI5 and Foreign Office
files concerning Donald Maclean were released.
Roland Philipps has explored these documents
and produced a page turner worthy of Le Carré !
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Reading Progress

May 27, 2018 – Started Reading
May 27, 2018 – Shelved
May 27, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018
May 30, 2018 –
page 66
14.73% "Donald MacLean's eagerness to spy is astonishing. No pricks of conscience just his hunger for secrecy and belonging spurred him on. Russian recruiter A. Deutsch had a strategy of picking young radicals from university...Don was his 'golden egg'...hard to replace!"
June 2, 2018 – Finished Reading

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Louise I put in a reserve. I've read about Philby. Sad to think "the 5" gave their lives for youthful dreams...

Nancy I knew nothing about D Maclean and a little about Phiby. I hope you find some new info in the book...b/c it was all new to me!

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