The Spy Catcher Trial. – Turnbull, Malcolm.

Turnbull, Malcolm.


Publisher: William Heinemann Australia. Melbourne. 1988 (first edition)
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8vo, XIV, 228pp. Hardcover in excellent condition in light blue cloth boards with details in white on the spine, d/w in excellent condition protected by clear archival covering, text in excellent condition. In 1985, the ex-spy Peter Wright contracted to publish his book detailing his facts about MI5 infiltration. Hence the British PM (Thatcher) started pursuing him through the courts in Australia and elsewhere. Wright remained determined to go ahead and it was the future Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull who took up the case for the Defence in 1986 with only a very remote chance of success.. The trial and Turnbull’s successful defence turned Spycatcher into an international best seller. An intriguing book for anyone.