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Book Club

May 24 - 11:00 am-12:00 pm

This month we will meet in the Carabella Room to discuss ‘The Spy and the Traitor’ by Ben Macintyre. Do join us for lunch afterwards in the Careening Cove.

On a warm July evening in 1985, a middle-aged man stood on the pavement of a busy avenue in the heart of Moscow, holding a plastic carrier bag. In his grey suit and tie, he looked like any other Soviet citizen. The bag alone was mildly conspicuous, printed with the red logo of Safeway, the British supermarket.

The man was a spy for MI6. A senior KGB officer, for more than a decade he had supplied his British spymasters with a stream of priceless secrets from deep within the Soviet intelligence machine. No spy had done more to damage the KGB. The Safeway bag was a signal: to activate his escape plan to be smuggled out of Soviet Russia.

So began one of the boldest and most extraordinary episodes in the history of spying. Ben Macintyre reveals a tale of espionage, betrayal and raw courage that changed the course of the Cold War forever…

Event Details

Date: Tuesday 24 May
Time: 11.00am
Venue: Carabella Room
Cost: $10 includes coffee & tea


This event is only for Members and their guests.
Please register via the form below, and indicate whether you would like a reservation for lunch afterwards.


May 24
11:00 am-12:00 pm
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Carabella Room


Sylwia Kaminska
02 9017 0139