So our fellow Forum member Mick Smith has published a rattling good read - "Six - A History of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service - Part 1: Murder and Mayhem 1909-1939". I've done a review (check it out on the ARRSE front page) but for internal consumption, it's very good indeed. Very well researched and very insightful in analysing the constant bureaucratic bullshit the Service went through in its formative years. It's also very strong on some of the despicable things Service officers got up to in support of a noble cause For example, I hadn't known that a Box 850 man was actually (probably, allegedly) present when Rasputin got the good news in such a... comprehensive fashion. I'll declare an interest - it's only £19.99 but Mick sent me a copy to review, so assume I've been comprehensively corrupted by a £20 bung. Would anyone like me to review a large house in the country, or perhaps a Porsche? Same terms apply.