Hitler's British Isles

Friday 30 August

Venue: White Rock Hotel

16.45 to 18.00

Single tickets £7.50, or £15.00 for all three 20th Century History talks.

Duncan Barrett is the internationally bestselling author of The Sugar Girls, GI Brides and The Girls Who Went to War. For his new book, he interviewed more than a hundred men and women who lived through the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during WW2.

In this talk he shares some of their remarkable tales – the true stories behind the fiction of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. By turns tragic, heroic and hilarious, they shine a light on what life was like for the only British population to live under the Third Reich, and offer a glimpse into the alternate history we might have lived through if Hitler’s invasion of mainland Britain had gone ahead as planned.

£15 for one ticket for the talks by David Lewis, Duncan Barrett and Ted Powell, running consecutively at the White Rock Hotel.

Duncan Barrett

is a writer and editor, specialising in biography and memoir. He grew up in London and studied English at Jesus College, Cambridge. In 2010 he edited the First World War memoirs of pacifist saboteur Ronald Skirth, published as The Reluctant Tommy. He is co-author, with Nuala Calvi, of a trio of Sunday Times Top 10 bestsellers: The Sugar Girls, which was ranked second in the history bestsellers of 2012, GI Brides, which was also a New York Times bestseller in America, and The Girls Who Went to War. His first solo title, Men of Letters: The Post Office Heroes Who Fought the Great War, was nominated for the People’s Book Prize. His most recent book, Hitler’s British Isles, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2018.

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