Noreen Riols awarded MBE
Absolutely delighted that SOE veteran Noreen Riols, colleague Krystyna Skarbek aka Christine Granville, has received the MBE for her service.
31 December 2022
Interviewing Jonathan Freedland & Charles Spencer
Excellent to interview Jonathan Freedland and Charles Spencer at the Henley Lit fest this year. (Photos c. Henley Lit Fest)
13 December 2022
Still on book tour
Delighted to be still out and about giving talks about The Women Who Flew for Hitler!
25 November 2022
Lest we forget
Laying a wreath for the Silent Unseen (Cichociemni) – the Polish Special Force paratroopers who trained at nearby Audley End House in Essex, while remembering all who served.
11 November 2022
Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville
Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville, subject of Clare’s biography The Spy Who Loved, inspires the new Granville-Skarbek Anglo-Polish cultural exchange programme!
25 September 2022
Alan Johnson on The Spy Who Loved
‘Her story is just incredible…’ Former Secretary of State, Alan Johnson, talks about Christine Granville, Krystyna Skarbek, subject of my book The Spy Who Loved, on Channel 4’s ‘Steph’s Packed Lunch’
15 May 2022
Filming at the Imperial War Museum Duxford… in a Spitfire
1 May 2022
Marzenna Schejbal, veteran of the Warsaw Uprising, dies.
As a young woman, Marzenna Schejbal helped lead fellow Home Army soldiers out of Warsaw through the underground sewers. Later taken POW, she survived the war and dedicated much of her life to promoting this history. This included many conversations with me about Zo and the war. It is a privilege to have known her […]
24 December 2021
Filming during lockdown…
As well as lots of outdoor at a distance filming, this week a motorcycle courier brought me a DIY filming kit for a new Channel 5 series on General Montgomery. #FilmingInMyFrontroom
1 November 2021
Weidenfeld & Nicolson commission Clare’s next book, Agent Zo: Woman on a Mission, about General Elżbieta Zawacka, aka ‘Zo’
The only woman to parachute from the safety of Britain to Nazi-occupied Poland during the Second World War!
1 October 2021