The Forgotten Spy

Nick Barratt
In this gripping book, Nick Barratt delves into the murky waters of the British and Russian secret service. Tracing the story of his great uncle Ernest Holloway Oldham - known as ARNO to his 'friends' in the Russian secret service - we are taken on a journey through the dark secrets of agents, special agents and double agents, during a period of history when everyone had something to hide.
After serving in the British army during World War One, Ernest Holloway Oldham was drafted into the Communications Department of the UK Foreign Office, where he was charged with delivering encrypted messages to embassies and consulates around the world. Over the course of the next decade or so, Ernest was drawn deeper and deeper into the paranoid underworld of pre-Cold War espionage and into a double-life that became the darkest of secrets.

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More about Nick Barratt

Dr Nick Barratt obtained a PHD in history from King's College London in 1996 and went on to join the National Reader Archives in Kew.
Nick has worked in a range of mediums, including BBC television and radio. He is also a prolific reviewer and commentator on all aspects of history, and has recently worked with a number of well-known celebrities, compiling their personal family histories for the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? television series.
He is currently a teaching fellow at the University of Dundee and the Editor in Chief of Your Family Historymagazine