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Alan Johnson on The Spy Who Loved

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’

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15 May 2022

Filming at the Imperial War Museum Duxford… in a Spitfire

Filming at the Imperial War Museum Duxford… in a Spitfire

1 May 2022

Marzenna Schejbal, veteran of the Warsaw Uprising, dies.

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 […]

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24 December 2021

Filming during lockdown…

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

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1 November 2021

Weidenfeld & Nicolson commission Clare’s next book, Agent Zo: Woman on a Mission, about General Elżbieta Zawacka, aka ‘Zo’

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

China publishes translation of The Women Who Flew for Hitler

China publishes translation of The Women Who Flew for Hitler

China becomes the fifth country to publish The Women Who Flew for Hitler. This may be my favourite cover to date, and I love the notes from the editor and translator!

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14 July 2021

The National Army Museum commemorates General Anders

The National Army Museum commemorates General Anders

Anna Maria Anders, the General’s daughter and now Polish Ambassador to Italy, unveiled the new bronze, here with myself and Warsaw Uprising veteran Marzenna Schejbal.

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29 June 2021

Historical Writers Association nonfiction prize 2021

Historical Writers Association nonfiction prize 2021

As Chair of the judges of the Historical Writers Association nonfiction prize 2021, I am delighted to profile the brilliant long-list. The winner was Alan Allport for Britain at Bay.

2 May 2021

Clare contributes to Channel 5’s new series, ‘The Secret History of WW2’

Clare contributes to Channel 5’s new series, ‘The Secret History of WW2’

1 May 2021

Former Secretary of State, Alan Johnson, talks about Christine Granville, Krystyna Skarbek

Former Secretary of State, Alan Johnson, talks about Christine Granville, Krystyna Skarbek

‘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’

1 April 2021