Ben Macintyre
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      • Tuesday 28th May 2019

        On Tuesday 28th May 2019

      • 07:30 PM

        07:30 PM

      • location

        Nottingham Playhouse

      • Monday 3rd June 2019

        On Monday 3rd June 2019

      • 07:30 PM

        07:30 PM

      • location

        Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

      • Tuesday 4th June 2019

        On Tuesday 4th June 2019

      • 07:30 PM

        07:30 PM

      • location

        Warwick Arts Centre

      • Thursday 6th June 2019

        On Thursday 6th June 2019

      • 07:30 PM

        07:30 PM

      • location

        The Lowry, Salford

      • Sunday 9th June 2019

        On Sunday 9th June 2019

      • 07:30 PM

        07:30 PM

      • location

        Shaw Theatre, London

AGE LIMIT: 14+

RUNNING TIME: 70 mins

**Each ticket includes a copy of the book The Spy and the Traitor RRP £8.99

A rare opportunity to see one of the greatest historians of our generation tell the tale that changed the course of the Cold War forever.

Ben Macintyre, expert on twentieth-century espionage and acclaimed author, comes to multiple UK venues to discuss his new book The Spy and The Traitor - the thrilling and remarkable story of the greatest agent of the Cold War, Oleg Gordievsky.

Gordiesvky gave us invaluable insights into the Soviet Union’s fears about British tactics; here, thanks to exclusive access to Oleg and the intelligence officers he worked with, Ben Macintyre reveals the secret story behind his life and his extraordinary escape from Soviet Russia for the first time.

Ben is the multimillion-copy bestselling author of books including SAS: Rogue Heroes, Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat and A Spy Among Friends. He is a columnist and Associate Editor at The Times, and regularly presents BBC series based on his acclaimed books.

‘Macintyre does true-life espionage better than anyone else’ Evening Standard

‘The best true spy story I have ever read’ John le Carré on The Spy and The Traitor

 

  • The Spy and the Traitor

  • *The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller*
    *Shortlisted for the 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize*

    'THE BEST TRUE SPY STORY I HAVE EVER READ' JOHN LE CARRÉ

    A thrilling Cold War story about a KGB double agent, by one of Britain's greatest historians - now with a new afterword

    On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket.

    The man was a spy. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia. So began one of the boldest and most extraordinary episodes in the history of spying. Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever...

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