John and Margaret Cooper joined Simon King to visit The Linnean Society (Piccadilly) and peruse their Maxwell Knight archive.
Then, on to the Natural History Museum (South Kensington) to see The Maxwell Knight Library.
In the evening, returning back to The Linnean Society for Founder’s Day.
Thanks to everyone who helped make the day productive and memorable. The project continues…
I have in front of me a “withdrawn” library book written by Maxwell Knight entitled “Be a Nature Detective” (Frederick Warne & Co 1968). On 24 June 1968 – some ﬁve months after the author of the book died – the book was borrowed from Derbyshire County Library for the very ﬁrst time. I wonder if that reader ever realised that he/she had once read the works of one of Britain’s most accomplished spy handlers and whether they had gone on to become a nature detective?
I hope so.