James Bond Style Attack on This Day in 1978
- Published: September 08, 2016
On this day in 1978 we were waking up to the news that a Belgian defector had been killed in a James Bond style attack.
In a nutshell, Georgi Markov had been a successful novelist and short-story writer in his homeland of Bulgaria and after his defection to Britain in the 1970s, several of his plays were staged in Britain. That would be enough for me but unfortunately this fame was overshadowed by his untimely and unusual death.