Robert Hutton

Robert Hutton is an author and journalist. He is currently the parliamentary sketchwriter for The Critic magazine. He’s the author of three books, most recently Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5’s Secret Nazi Hunter.
Agent Jack: Fighting the Nazis on British Soil
June 1940: Britain is Hitler’ s next target. Some Britons are pro-Nazi, and they determine to do all they can to hasten Hitler’s arrival. Throughout WWII, Britain’s defence against the ‘enemy within’ was the unlikely figure of Eric Roberts, a former bank clerk turned MI5 agent. Codenamed Jack King, he single-handedly built a network of hundreds of British Nazi sympathisers, many of whom passed secrets to him in the mistaken belief that he was a Gestapo officer. O...
Spymaster: The Man Who Saved MI6
Thomas Kendrick was central to the British Secret Service from its beginnings early last century through to the Second World War. Under the guise of a British Passport Officer he ran spy networks across Europe, facilitated the escape of Austrian Jews, and later went on to set up the M Room, a listening operation which elicited information of the same significance and scope as Bletchley Park. Now for the first time the full story of his work and legacy is told by historian and biographe...
Stars & Spies
Espionage relies on secrecy and show business on publicity, but both require high levels of creative thinking, improvisation, disguise and role-play. Stars and Spies is the first history of the lively crossover between the two, which has produced some of the most extraordinary undercover agents as well as dangerous failures. From Tudor England and Tsarist Russia to the golden age of Hollywood and beyond – and with a cast including Harpo Marx, Voltaire, Mata Hari, John Le Carre and No...