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Synopsis: A fascinating and unique history of the launch of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service through the unusual life of its founder, Mansfield Cumming.* Sir Mansfield Cumming, the founder of the British Secret Service and the original `C', has until now been a shadowy figure. For this authorised biography, the Secret Intelligence Service has released to Alan Judd, Cumming's voluminous diaries, which have never been seen outside the Service and will be put back into storage in perpetuity when Judd has used them.* The result is likely to be the most sensational biography of the season, and the definitive account of how MI5 and MI6 - the models for all subsequent secret services all over the world - were set up.* Cumming signed himself `C', was referred to as such in Whitehall and always used green ink, traditions maintained to this day. His life not only makes riveting reading but casts fascinating light on the development of the Secret Service and its influence on the twentieth century.
About the Author: Alan Judd's Ford Madox Ford won the Royal Society of Literature and Heinemann Awards; his novella, The Devil's Own Work, won the Guardian fiction prize. His celebrated novel A Breed of Heroes was recently screened on BBC1. He is the author of three other novels, and has recently retired from the Foreign Office.
Title: The Quest for C: Sir Mansfield Cumming and ...
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description HarperCollins, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. A very good copy of this hardback in dust wrapper. No significant damage to book or wrapper We sell high quality books at reasonable prices, shipped regularly from the UK. We are part of the Petersfield Bookshop who are members of the ABA, ILAB and PBFA. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000042446
Book Description HarperCollins. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Some minor wear. 1999 1st/1st. Vg with Vg d/w. Bookseller Inventory # HBS-00227486-B
Book Description HarperCollins, UK, 1999. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 036810
Book Description Harper Collins, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. some light browning to edges of pages illustrated 501 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 004524
Book Description HarperCollins. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0002559013. Bookseller Inventory # BLUE0020363
Book Description HarperCollins, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. The jacket is shelf rubbed.Internally clean and tightly bound.EM. Bookseller Inventory # tn65
Book Description Harper Collins Publishers, London, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, first impression with full number line. Some very slight edge wear to top and bottom of jacket and spine, slight page yellowing, price clipped, no inscriptions, internally clean tight and square. Overall a vg++ copy. 501pp, illustrated. The inside story of the founding and early years of MI6, through the life of its founder and first 'C', Sir Mansfield Smith-Cumming (1859-1923). A large heavy book, extra postage may be required. Bookseller Inventory # 003339
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, London, 1999. Hardback. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st edition, 1st impression. x, 501pp. Illus. d.j. No clipping, inscriptions, fading or marks. Size: large 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # CF331
Book Description HarperCollins, London, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Vg hardback copy in Vg jacket. Ex-owner's name penned on front endpaper. LISTING PHOTO DOES NOT NECESSARILY MATCH THIS COPY. Bookseller Inventory # 029976
Book Description HarperCollins, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Jacket. Illustrated with monochrome plates. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide. Robust packaging. Bookseller Inventory # 132829