London: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., 1979. First U.K. Edition, Third Printing. The book that led to the unmasking of Anthony Blunt as the "Fourth Man" in the Cambridge spy ring. Octavo, 504 pages. Corners bumped, especially at top of both front and rear, leading to some creasing of pages. Otherwise, Very Good in a dust jacket that shows some edge wear and creases. Item #695
The author strongly believed that Queen Elizabeth's art adviser, Anthony Blunt, was the "Fourth Man" in the Cambridge spy ring. But, apparently fearing a libel suit, he referred to Blunt as "Maurice." In a dramatic announcement to Parliament in November 1979, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher confirmed that "Maurice" was, indeed, Anthony Blunt.