D-DAY GIRLS by Sarah Rose

In 1942, an Allied victory was far from certain. Britain was barely holding its own after a battering in the Blitz and America was only just agreeing to enter the war. Using recently declassified files, diaries, interviews and more, Sarah Rose tells the stories of a handful of unlikely spies who paved the way for the Allied invasion.

Royal Weddings, Clocks, and Trains – in London

London can be frightfully overwhelming.  It is far more spread out than I had imagined.  Which meant there was little wandering from one place to another — which I like to do.  Luckily the Tube is extremely well run, clean and easy to use.  It made getting around bearable.  I still wish I could have…