A masterclass in thriller writing, it bears comparison with the most gripping spy sagas of Ben Macintyre Graham Farmelo Guardian A brilliant new biography The book introduces crucial changes to the official version of events Bryan Appleyard Sunday Times Engrossing, brilliantly researched The scale of Fuchs s spying was astounding, as were its consequences Jay Elwes Spectator He has delved into the archives to produce a remarkable story meticulous but highly readable Manjit Kumar The TimesFrank Close is Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Physics at Oxford University and Fellow Emeritus in Physics at Exeter College, Oxford He was formerly Head of the Theoretical Physics Division at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at Harwell, vice president of the British Association for Advancement of Science and Head of Communications and Public Education at CERN He was awarded the Kelvin Medal of the Institute of Physics for his outstanding contributions to the public understanding of physics in , an OBE for services to research and the public understanding of science in , and the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize for communicating science inAs a young man he worked with Rudolf Peierls, in circumstances he describes in this book


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