Think be­fore you ink, says spy Philby’s grand­daugh­ter

Daily Mail - - Life -

SHE is bur­dened with the most chal­leng­ing of sur­names. How­ever, Char­lotte Philby — grand­daugh­ter of traitor Kim Philby — has chan­nelled her che­quered fam­ily history to write her first novel, The Most Dif­fi­cult Thing.

A rather more pro­saic prob­lem for Char­lotte, 35, a mother of three, is the tat­too on her right shoul­der: ‘Lot­tie © Es­tab­lished 1983’. ‘I had it done when I was 18,’ she tells me. ‘At least it might act as a stark warn­ing to my chil­dren that they should think be­fore they ink.’ A Philby ex­press­ing re­gret. A fam­ily first?

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