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Henry Hemming: Our Man in New York - Hunting Raven presents...

  • Frome Town Hall Christchurch Street West Frome BA11 1EB (map)
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Hunting Raven is proud to present Sunday Times bestselling author and respected journalist Henry Hemming...

Our Man in New York is the true story of the undercover British campaign to bring America into the Second World War - and the extraordinary MI6 officer at its heart.

When William Stephenson – 'our man in New York' – arrived in the United States towards the end of June 1940 with instructions from the head of MI6 to ‘organise’ American public opinion, Britain was on the verge of defeat. Surveys showed that just 14% of the US population wanted to go to war against Nazi Germany. But soon that began to change...

Drawing upon hitherto private and classified documents, Henry Hemming reveals the extraordinary truth of a propaganda campaign described by the Washington Post as ‘arguably the most effective in history’.

"A revelatory and wholly fascinating work of history. Superbly researched and written with gripping fluency, this lost secret of World War II espionage finally has its expert chronicler." William Boyd

Henry Hemming is the author of five works of non-fiction including the Sunday Times bestseller M. He has written for the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Times, The Economist, FT Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post and has given interviews on Radio 4’s Today Programme and NBC’s Today Show. He lives in London with his wife and two children.

Tickets £7 available HERE

Books will be available to purchase on the night and Henry will be very happy to sign them.

Please note: There is no parking at the venue (except for blue badge holders) and limited street parking around the venue. Please park in one of the many car parks in town (free after 6pm) and enjoy the short walk to the Town Hall.