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OWO names Granville suite

OWO names Granville suite

The new Raffles Hotel in London’s Old War Office has named a suite in honour of Krystyna Skarbek aka Christine Granville, The Spy Who Loved.

30 September 2023

Filming with James Holland in Lyon

Filming with James Holland in Lyon

Following in the footsteps of Jean Moulin, the man who welded disparate early French resistance groups into a national machine.

16 September 2023

Agent Zo – hardback cover released!

Agent Zo – hardback cover released!

Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson release the cover for Clare’s forthcoming book, Agent Zo – out in May 2024.

12 September 2023

At the ‘We Have Ways of Making You Talk’ pod WW2 history festival, with Al Murray and James Holland.

At the ‘We Have Ways of Making You Talk’ pod WW2 history festival, with Al Murray and James Holland.

Great talking about women serving in the ‘secret war’ to audiences of over 1000! Thanks to everyone who came along, or shouted out answers on the quiz!

8 September 2023

John Jammes at WHW Fest 2023

John Jammes at WHW Fest 2023

As a child, he smuggled notes for the resistance in the frame of his pushbike. When he had kids of his own, his took them to tea with General Monty. Catching up with the legend that is John Jammes…

7 September 2023

Unveiling of new SOE female agent plaque

Unveiling of new SOE female agent plaque

Honoured to be at the unveiling of a Paris plaque for Second World War SOE agent Lilian Rolfe.

19 May 2023

Warsaw research

Warsaw research

My last research for AGENT ZO. Here at the Memorial to the Polish servicewomen of the Second World War.

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20 April 2023

Polish Congress of National Remembrance

Polish Congress of National Remembrance

Speaking at the inaugural Polish Congress of National Remembrance, Warsaw.

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15 April 2023

Jewish Book Week with Caroline Moorhead

Jewish Book Week with Caroline Moorhead

This year I was delighted to interview Caroline Moorhead about her new biography of Edda Mussolini, and Geoffrey Charin and Mike Levy about their books on the Kindertransport.

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5 March 2023

Colin Bell DFC, Second World War mosquito pilot turns 102

Colin Bell DFC, Second World War mosquito pilot turns 102

Bit of a sore head this morning after a joyous party for Colin Bell, DFC at the Royal Air Force Club. ‘It will be a belter’ he told me. He wasn’t wrong.