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"Judd is a marxist with very rigorous morals and his ideology has pretty much taken over his life and it is all he talkes about." Attenborough says, particularly for Judd, there are small hints of what is to come in this timewarp nation.
Alarmingly, however, notes 1-5 to the Appendix exist in limbo, not actually attached to anything in the text, where the first citation is note 6.She also frequented the Moral Sciences Club, where she encountered G. Moore, Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Maurice Cornforth, a postgraduate who was to become her husband. Most writers on the Cambridge spies have supposed that the ring originated in the secret Cambridge Conversazione Society, the Apostles.This is where I began to doubt Andrews’s grasp of the Cambridge background. Andrews has obviously not consulted my book (which most scholars realised was based on their archives, though I couldn’t say so then), for the only spy he names as an Apostle is Burgess.They included a good many of the of Geoff Andrews’s life of Klugmann (as well as several of the Hollywood Ten in exile from Mc Carthyism; curiously, none of them features in this biography).Klugmann was a party functionary, loved and revered by my hosts and others as the CP’s chief theorist."There is a sense that things are changing in Russia and the audience will be aware these boys will be among those who go off to war in five or six years' time." Another Country; Richmond Theatre, the Green, Richmond; July 14-19, 7.30pm evening, 2.30pm Wednesday and Saturday matinee; tickets £11.90-£35.90; visit atgtickets.com/venues/richmond-theatre for details.
Geoff Andrews’s ‘Shadow Man’, James Klugmann, was the talent-spotter, recruiter and mentor of the Cambridge spy ring.
In an early note he mis-describes Paul Robeson as ‘a black, homosexual communist actor’, while he later tags him as the ‘great’ man who was a former lover of Burgess’s friend, the actress Coral Browne.
‘Penrose’, cited frequently, and a major source, is mysteriously not in the index or bibliography, but turns up on p.
"He felt you needed to go right back to where these kids came from - a terrible public school, full of brutality and hypocrisy.
"All the boys are engaging in homosexual activity, being cooped up there together, but only Bennett talks about it.
On the other hand, he castigates (his own simplified explication of) Moore’s argument that only states of mind are good in themselves, and that personal affection and the contemplation of beauty are ‘the only supremely good states of mind’.