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  • A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of WWII’s Most Dangerous Spy, Virginia Hall

    Sonia Purnell

    ‘She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her.’ 

    So said the Gestapo of Virginia Hall, AKA the Limping Lady: an American heiress who lost her leg in a hunting accident and still went on to become one of the most influential spies of  World War Two. Her’s is a story of determination and ingenuity, from crossing the Pyrenees in the middle of winter with a wooden leg nicknamed Cuthbert, to grinding down her pearly whites in order to fit the disguise of a French milk maid.

    Hardback £20.00
  • Love and War in the Appenines

    Eric Newby

    Eric Newby’s magnificent memoir of his WW2 experiences in Italy. Probably his best loved book, beautifully reissued as a clothbound hardback limited edition by Slightly Foxed. Who has ever forgotten the moment when an old man demolishes a boulder they have been struggling with for hours, with one blow of a hammer? Or Wanda?

    Hardback £18.50
  • Appeasing Hitler: Chamberlain, Churchill and the Road To War

    Tim Bouverie

    In this remarkable debut, Bouverie tells the story of the pre-war years of diplomacy, indecision, infighting and political brinkmanship. It is an extraordinary tale of turning deaf ears to the experts who understood what was afoot (our ambassadors in Berlin, for instance, recalled for articulating the unwelcome) and of democracies failing to grapple with the gravest of threats. Bouverie considers the personalities and the pacifist mood of the country with sensitivity and pathos, and much of what he writes has a powerful resonance with the reader in the face of our own complex political upheavals.

     

    We will have Tim talking at Sandoe’s on 1st May – please note that booking is essential. For details see here.

    Hardback £20.00
  • Chanel’s Riviera: The Cote d’Azur in Peace and War, 1930-1944

    Anne de Courcy

    Coco, Churchill, Dali, Daisy Fellowes, the Windsors, Eileen Gray, Edith Wharton…

    Hardback £20.00
  • German Officer in Occupied Paris: The War Journals, 1941-1945

    Ernst Junger, translated by Thomas S. Hansen and Abby J. Hansen

    The author of ‘Storm of Steel’ was a Wehrmacht captain in Paris during WW2. The detached observations of this controversial figure are published here for the first time in English.

    Hardback £30.00
  • Deviation

    Luce D'Eramo, translated by Anne Milano Appel

    The famous autobiographical novel by an Italian critic and writer that looks back on her fascist upbringing, her gradual revulsion for it that culminated in a spell in Dachau, from which she escaped, only to be paralysed from the waist down (aged nineteen) when trying to dig survivors from rubble in the bombing of Mainz.

    Hardback £20.00
  • Katalin Street

    Magda Szabo

    Follows the fortunes of three families in pre-war Budapest, through the German occupation, and then the postwar regime. A powerful novel from the author of The Door, one of our hardy perennials.

    Paperback £12.99
  • The Order of the Day

    Eric Vuillard

    This dazzling novel (and last year’s winner of the Prix Goncourt) consists of vignettes of meetings in the Corridors of Power that led to the slide into war in 1939: German industrialists with Hitler; the Austrian Chancellor outmanoueuvred at the Berghof; Churchill and Chamberlain delayed at lunch by Ribbentrop as German tanks rolled over the border into Austria. Breathtaking for all its slimness.

    Hardback £12.99
  • When We Were Warriors

    Emma Carroll

    A new collection of short stories about children around the world in WW2, by an accomplished author of historical fiction for children whose books include ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ and ‘Secrets of a Sun King’. Ages 8-10.

    Paperback £6.99