Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Author: Arthur Ransome

BBC News reports a story that sounds like a John LeCarre novel.
Arthur Ransome, author of Swallows and Amazons in 1930, married Trotsky's secretary and travelled widely in the Soviet Union for British newspapers.

He kept London informed of what he learnt and intelligence chiefs passed details to the King.

But it took MI5 20 years to finally concede Ransome was loyal to Britain.

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