Helena Bonham Carter and Joely Richardson star in The Woman Who Saved the Children…
Save the Children’s centenary was marked with a gala performance of a scene from Eglantyne’s life, scripted by Charlotte Bogard Macleod from my book, and performed at London’s magnificent Roundhouse Theatre.
8 May 2019
Ellesmere remembers Eglantyne Jebb
Eglantyne Jebb’s hometown, beautiful Ellesmere in Shropshire, has honoured her with new town signs…
2 May 2019
Lecturing the House of Lords!
Wonderful to be invited to talk about Krystyna Skarbek aka Christine Granville, the first woman to serve Britain as a special agent in the Second World War, at the House of Lords. The Lords and Commons’ libraries book took copies of my biography of her, The Spy Who Loved.
30 April 2019
ATA pilot ‘Spitfire Mary’ Ellis dies
During the Second World War Mary Ellis ferried 700 Spitfires, and many heavy bombers, between factory and airfield, always without comms of weapons and sometimes in skies that invaded by the Luftwaffe. I was lucky to meet her, but very sad to have to report her death today for Sky News.
24 July 2018
The Women Who Flew for Hitler book tour
It has been fascinating talking about these two remarkable women at festivals, museums and bookshops around the country. Here I am relaxing in the shade of a model Spitfire with James Holland, at the Chalke Valley History Festival
25 June 2018
Wonderful to interview Michael Morpurgo about his uncle, SOE agent Francis Cammaerts, whose life was saved by fellow agent Krystyna Skarbek aka Christine Granville, The Spy Who Loved. (Photo c. Ania Mochlinkska, Ognisko Polskie)
30 May 2018
Standing on the Red Spot!
Delighted to give a TEDx talk today at Stormont in Belfast. My subject was biographies as bridges to the past…
2 November 2017
The New York Post enjoys the US edition of The Women Who Flew for Hitler
I am also loving the new subtitle for the American edition: ‘A true story of soaring ambition and searing rivalry’.
7 August 2017
Daily Mail reports on The Woman Who Flew for Hitler
‘Feud of Hitler’s flying frauleins’ joins the press coverage of The Women Who Flew for Hitler.
8 July 2017
The Women Who Flew for Hitler is published!
Thank you to Pan Macmillan and Daunts Books for this wonderful launch in Daunts’ historic Marylebone bookshop.
22 June 2017