i remembered some more stuff along the same lines as 'len deighton used me as his researcher'! ...
...but i did cross-check that story with another friend.... He said when he had asked him for clarification on some points (where? when? etc) he never got a straight answer...just waffle
You were smarter than I was. I swallowed the whole thing hook, line and sinker. It was only later that I recalled a tiny shred of doubt that I had ignored at the time.
Yes, waffle and pander. It's almost as though they enjoy making up wilder and wilder stories just to see how far they can go before we start making inquiries.
Then when we do ask, we get more lies, more stories.
Funny enough, even in the face of incontrovertible evidence, Mr. Who would not back down, but demanded that I do.