Nest of spies: M and the cuckoo | Curio

Nest of spies: M and the cuckoo

21 mins | Dec 11, 2017

The cuckoo is both an icon of Englishness and a symbol of suspicion and deceit — so it is the perfect pet for an MI5 officer. Helen Macdonald, writing in Aeon magazine, explores the story of Maxwell Knight, the original ‘M’.

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From Aeon magazine