A Secret Well Kept: The Untold Story of Sir Vernon Kell, Founder of MI5

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(336 Pages)
Product Number: LP4092
Released: 01 Jul, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510074439
Publisher: W F Howes
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Description

Constance Kell was Sir Vernon Kell's wife for over 40 years. A Secret Well Kept is her account of their fascinating and wonderful life. The United Kingdom’s domestic counter-intelligence and security agency, most commonly known as MI5, was founded in 1909 by Sir Vernon Kell KBE. Kell not only founded MI5 but was also its Director for 31 years, the longest tenure of any head of a British government department during the twentieth century. Kell was also fluent in six foreign languages, making him arguably the most gifted linguist ever to head a Western intelligence agency. This is the story about the life that surrounded this mystifying career, penned by Constance Kell, Sir Vernon Kell’s wife.

Author(s): Constance Kell
Original Publish Date: 01 Jul, 2017

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"“You'll be swept along by the author's enthusiasm.” TATLER “A charming piece of social history and a captivating addition to the history of MI5.” STELLA RIMINGTON"

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