Sinclair McKay

Sinclair McKay

Spies of Winter, the GCHQ codebreakers who fought the Cold War

Following on from The Secret Life of Bletchley Park, Sinclair McKay uncovers  how those extraordinary codebreakers faced the Cold War. Many who had achieved the seemingly impossible by breaking the Nazi Enigma codes formed a new department: GCHQ (Government Communications HQ) for codebreaking in the age of Stalin and the atomic bomb. Fascinating revelations show a story of uncovered double agents, deception and betrayals – plus James Bond and Highland Reels! 

Sinclair McKay is a features writer for The Telegraph and Spectator. He is the acclaimed author of the bestselling Secret Life of Bletchley Park, The  Lost World of Bletchley ParkThe Secret Life of Fighter Command and The Secret Listeners. He has also written on Hammer films, the James Bond films and the pastime of rambling. He will also speak at Borderlines on Saturday, October 7th at 4pm in Tullie House,on his most recent book, The Mile End Murder

Sinclair McKay’s articles for the Spectator can be read here.

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