‘I don’t think “spy” is the right word; but I mean something pretty bad’

Davies hesitates to call Dollman a ‘spy’, for good reason. There was little understanding as to what this word meant in 1898 – it certainly didn’t carry the associations it does for us. But this period is pungent with the smell of undercover agents, of men who are not quite what they seem, of boys-own adventureContinue reading “‘I don’t think “spy” is the right word; but I mean something pretty bad’”