Knight the pioneer: How did ‘bird gardening’ become established in British life? Simon King reveals its origins in the ideas and writing of the famous WW2 spy catcher – none other than Maxwell Knight. The practice of putting out food for birds in gardens is more popular now than ever before, with more than half…

The Guardian: Spectre of destruction: the lost manuscript of the real-life ‘M’

“Breaking open a locked cabinet belonging to Maxwell Knight, naturalist and spy, yields not Top Secret documents but a passionate scientific plea…” – Read Simon King’s article in the Guardian to learn more about the cabinet’s contents and the real-life M’s unpublished manuscript, The Frightened Face of Nature (28 October, 2015). Copyright: see acknowledgements