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An Accidental Spy

Phillip Knightley

‘The CIA had become concerned about Soviet influence in India in the early 1960s.’

I arrived in Bombay on 13 December 1960. I was thirty-one years old, free and on my way home to Australia after working for a fruitless couple of years in London as a journalist. India, I had decided, would just be another brief port of call. I had sixty-five pounds in traveller’s cheques, ten Ame…


Phillip Knightley

Phillip Knightley is a distinguished journalist. His works include The Second Oldest Profession, Australia: A Biography of a Nation and An Affair of State.

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