About - Hamish MacGibbon
After National Service with a commission in the Royal Artillery, Hamish MacGibbon read history at Trinity College, Cambridge. He then joined the publishers Heinemann where in due course he became managing director of Heinemann Educational Books Ltd.
Hamish founded James & James and for 20 years published illustrated books on the environment, institutions and industry. For some time he was a Labour councillor for the London borough of Camden.
Hamish has been an activist for socialist and peace causes throughout his adult life. His son Seamus and two daughters, Hannah and Amy live in north London; he lives with his wife Renata in Hampstead.
The author today outside 30 St Ann’s Terrace, the family home
which was under intense MI5 surveillance in the 1950s.
The Maverick Spy
Major James MacGibbon: his passport photograph taken before his
departure for Combined Chiefs of Staff in Washington, June 1944.
Maverick Spy: Stalin’s super-agent in World War Two