Daring World War II memoir may be a little too Hollywood

An investigation by historian Guy Walters in the Daily Mail published last week says author Joe Corry's memoir "simply isn't true."A sensational upcoming British spy memoir of World War II is replete with derring-do worthy of “Inglourious Basterds”: battlefield bravado, concentration camp horrors, and cameos by J. Robert Oppenheimer and James Bond creator Ian Fleming. “005: Ian Fleming’s Last Agent,” acquired by Simon & Schuster’s UK division in 2012, it was praised by editor Kerri Sharp as “everything you’d want to read in a Second World War memoir. It’s a gripping, roller-coaster account of extreme bravery and resourcefulness that also packs a powerful and emotional punch.” Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

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Mirror Books to publish 'remarkable' World War Two memoir

Mirror Books will publish new memoir about the only living sisters to have signed the Official Secrets Act during the Second World War.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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