A literary lunch with Sarah Helm and Sonia Purnell
1pm, Tuesday 24 September 2019

Buy tickets now via Eventbrite, or call Erin on 020 8940 1894.

Vera Atkins, A Life in Secrets by Sarah Helm

A life of Secrets

The definitive account of an absorbing double mystery: the fate of the missing female SOE agents in WW2 and the truth behind the woman who searched for them.

The Sunday Times writes “Carefully researched and engaging biography”.
The Daily Mail “….makes for compulsive reading”.

A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell

The Untold Story of WWII’s Most Dangerous Spy, Virginia Hall.

One of the most breath-taking stories yet told of female courage behind enemy lines. The strength of this book lies not only in Purnell’s intimate portrait of Virginia’s secret work, but of the bungling and betrayal in Churchill’s Special Operations Executive for which Virginia worked.

There will be a showing of the film Charlotte Gray, a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of WW2.

The Secret WW2 Learning Network provides a historical backdrop to the work of the SOE.


Richmond Literary Lunches start at 1:00pm with a glass of wine on arrival, a delicious 2 course lunch, shortly followed by the film – all for just £38:50. Early Bird discount before 3 September £35. Book for 5 get one free.

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