The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript
in Modern English Prose Translation
This volume provides close, accurate translations of the ‘superb, but linguistically difficult’ medieval English poems Pearl, Cleanness, Patience and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, based on the authors’ edition of The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript (2007). No jacket.
The Young Kim Philby
Soviet Spy and British Intelligence Officer
In 1944 Kim Philby was appointed head of the anti-communist section of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, a crucial promotion that enabled him to spy at the highest level for Stalin’s Russia. Drawing on recently released materials from public and private archives, this serious account of Philby’s early years examines his ideological motivations and the manoeuvres behind his appointment, and asks how this privileged Cambridge graduate and Times correspondent became the ‘spy who betrayed a generation’.