Join us for a special candlelit reading in the Old Library in conjunction with our current exhibition on surveillance and spying. The public reader Marc Roger will lend his voice to the French translation of The Untouchable by John Banville. The enigma of the mid-twentieth century Cambridge spies is the inspiration for this novel of “exquisite menace, biting social comedy and vertiginous moral complexity”.
A distinguished art historian and former British intelligence agent has been unmasked as a Russian agent. Subjected to public disgrace, he retraces the tortuous path from his recruitment at Cambridge to the airless upper regions of the establishment revealing a figure of manifold doubleness.
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