The Extraordinary Story of John Stonehouse (with Sir Philip Augar)

Episode 9

October 3 2022

43 minutes

He was a Labour Cabinet Minister tipped to be a future Prime Minister – charming, handsome and apparently a passionate advocate for social justice. Yet John Stonehouse was also a spy who sold secrets to Czechoslovakia, a fraudster who propped up his supposedly altruistic bank with illegal transactions, and ultimately a criminal who successfully faked his own death – until he was mistaken for Lord Lucan!

In this special podcast, recorded live in the Library of Mistakes on 27 September 2022, Sir Philip Augar reveals the John Stonehouse story as portrayed in Agent Twister, his recent book with Keely Winstone. A fascinating tale.

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