The Quest for C –
Mansfield Cumming and the Founding of the Secret Service
As the title suggests, this book is about the founding of the British Secret Service (SIS) which is often referred to as MI6. It follows the life of its first head, Sir Mansfield Cumming who was known simply by his signature “C”, the identification he passed on and continues to be used by his successors.
Alan Judd is an award winning novelist and biographer. Hailing from an army background and service in the Foreign Office, Judd is both ideal