Tuesday 8th May 7.15pm for 8pm, Memorial Hall, School Lane HP8 4JJ

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Andrew Lownie: Stalin’s Englishman: the Lives of Guy Burgess

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Andrew Lownie 2018

Journalist, publisher and literary agent Andrew Lownie will be discussing the man who has often been dismissed as the least important of the Cambridge Spy Ring.     In his prize-winning biography, which took thirty years to research, Andrew shows that not only was Burgess a fascinating character in his own right – his circle included George Orwell, Michael Redgrave, Lucian Freud, John Maynard Keynes, Stephen Spender, WH Auden and EM Forster – but he was regarded as the most important member of the spy ring. The book won the St Ermin’s Hotel Intelligence Book of the Year and was biography of the year in the Guardian, Times, Spectator, Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday.                                                

Andrew Lownie was educated at the universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh.  He has been a journalist, publisher and since 1988 has run his own literary agency. His books include a literary guide to Edinburgh and biographies of John Buchan and Guy Burgess (above). His next book is a joint life of Lord and Lady Mountbatten. He has been a visiting fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge, is life President of The Biographers Club, is a trustee of the Campaign for the Campaign for Freedom of Information and is a reviewer for the Times and Wall Street Journal.