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The Resource A secret well kept : the untold story of Sir Vernon Kell, founder of MI5, Constance Kell ; foreword by Caroline Coverdale, great-granddaughter of Sir Vernon and Lady Kell ; introduction by Stewart Binns ; notes by Chris Northcott

A secret well kept : the untold story of Sir Vernon Kell, founder of MI5, Constance Kell ; foreword by Caroline Coverdale, great-granddaughter of Sir Vernon and Lady Kell ; introduction by Stewart Binns ; notes by Chris Northcott

Label
A secret well kept : the untold story of Sir Vernon Kell, founder of MI5
Title
A secret well kept
Title remainder
the untold story of Sir Vernon Kell, founder of MI5
Statement of responsibility
Constance Kell ; foreword by Caroline Coverdale, great-granddaughter of Sir Vernon and Lady Kell ; introduction by Stewart Binns ; notes by Chris Northcott
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency, most commonly know as MI5, was founded in 1909 by Sir Vernon Kell KBE. Kell ('K' within the agency) not only founded MI5 but was also its Director for 31 years, the longest tenure of any head of a British government department during the twentieth century. Kell was also fluent in six foreign languages, making him arguably the most gifted linguist ever to head a Western intelligence agency. 'A Secret Well Kept' was written by Kell's wife, Lady Constance Kell, in the 1950s
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kell, Constance
Dewey number
  • 327.1'241'092
  • 327.1'241'092
  • 327.1241092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kell, Vernon
  • Great Britain
  • Intelligence service
  • Kell, Constance
  • Politics and Government
Label
A secret well kept : the untold story of Sir Vernon Kell, founder of MI5, Constance Kell ; foreword by Caroline Coverdale, great-granddaughter of Sir Vernon and Lady Kell ; introduction by Stewart Binns ; notes by Chris Northcott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781844864355
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 212 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781844864355
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
A secret well kept : the untold story of Sir Vernon Kell, founder of MI5, Constance Kell ; foreword by Caroline Coverdale, great-granddaughter of Sir Vernon and Lady Kell ; introduction by Stewart Binns ; notes by Chris Northcott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781844864355
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 212 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781844864355
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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