Robert Hutton

All of Robert Hutton’s career moves have been accidental. He started as a computer scientist but fell into journalism, spending 16 years leading Bloomberg's UK political coverage. In the course of that, he stumbled across a true spy story that so excited him he wrote a book about it, Agent Jack. His new book, The Illusionist, is about Dudley Clarke, the eccentric genius who realised how the Allies could use stage magic to deceive the Nazis. Robert’s job these days is a political satirist for The Critic magazine, and he hosts the podcast War Movie Theatre

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