Robin Bruce Lockhart

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Not to be confused with Rab Bruce Lockhart.

Robin Bruce Lockhart (1920-2008[1]) was a British author.

He was the son of British spy R. H. Bruce Lockhart. During World War II, he served in British naval intelligence.

Ace of Spies, his book about legendary secret agent Sidney Reilly, was published in 1967 and adapted into the 1983 television miniseries Reilly: Ace of Spies, starring Sam Neill as the title character with Ian Charleson as his father. The book was republished in 1984 as Reilly: Ace of Spies.

Bruce Lockhart converted to Roman Catholicism. His book about the Carthusians, Half-way to Heaven (1985), came from his own experiences as a lay guest at St Hugh's Charterhouse, Parkminster.[2]


  • Ace of Spies (1967)
  • Half-way to Heaven: The Hidden Life of the Sublime Carthusians (London: Thames Methuen, 1985)
  • Reilly: The First Man (1987)
  • Listening to Silence: an Anthology of Carthusian Writings (London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 1997)
  • "O bonitas!" Hushed to silence: a Carthusian Monk (Salzburg: 2000)