Publication of the diaries of traitor Anthony Blunt 'to name Whitehall supporters' (UK)





The controversy over one of the most notorious spy scandals in British history will be reignited later this year with the publication of the memoirs of Sir Anthony Blunt, the art adviser to the Queen who was exposed as a Russian agent.

Blunt's account of his role as the 'fourth man' in the Cambridge spy ring – which included Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean and Kim Philby – will be revealed in July.

He died in 1983 and his memoirs were locked up in the British Library the following year, mainly to prevent further embarrassment to others involved in the affair.

Now, 25 years later, they are to be published, providing Blunt with the opportunity to give, albeit from beyond the grave, his side of the story.



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