Open Secret:

Paperback | November 1, 2002

byStella Rimington

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Stella Rimington first joined Britain’s Security Service (MI5) part-time in 1965, while she was in India accompanying her husband on a posting to New Delhi. She became a full-time employee on her return to the U.K. During her career with MI5, she worked in all the main fields of the Service: counter-subversion, counter-espionage and counter-terrorism becoming, successively, Director of all three branches. She was appointed Director-General in 1992 -- the first woman to hold the post and the first Director-General whose name was publicly announced. During her tenure, she pursued a policy of greater openness for MI5, giving several public lectures and publishing a booklet about the service.

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Stella Rimington first joined Britain’s Security Service (MI5) part-time in 1965, while she was in India accompanying her husband on a posting to New Delhi. She became a full-time employee on her return to the U.K. During her career with MI5, she worked in all the main fields of the Service: counter-subversion, counter-espionage and co...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.84 inPublished:November 1, 2002Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0099436728

ISBN - 13:9780099436720

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Essay Hard going so unlike her novels. Read too much like a typical Civil Service report
Date published: 2013-05-22

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“The story of MI5’s transformation… is fascinating. So too is Rimington’s account of her rise in what was very definitely a man’s world.” -- The Guardian“The most effective Secret Service is the one which is secret. She should shut up.” -- Bernard Ingham“Stella Rimington deserves our thanks for resisting the bullying of the cabinet office and many of her colleagues and associates in Whitehall and pushing on to publication.” -- New Statesman