Our September issue is out now!
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Prisoners of the Castle: An Epic Story of Survival and Escape from Colditz, the Nazis’ Fortress Prison by Ben Macintyre reviewed
By Clare Mulley
Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy by Anne Sebba reviewed
Agent Sonya: Moscow’s Most Daring Wartime Spy by Ben Macintyre reviewed
A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism by Caroline Moorehead reviewed
The great betrayal of Ethel Rosenberg
A Soviet housewife spies on Little England
The sheer tedium of life at Colditz
The Italian job
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.