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Bestselling author reveals long-hidden secrets of Britain’s most audacious propaganda campaign…

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Hunting Raven is proud to present Sunday Times’ bestselling author and respected journalist, Henry Hemming, to talk about his latest book.

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 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’.

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, 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.

The event will take place on Thursday 12th September at 7.30pm at Frome Town Hall. Tickets are £7 and can be reserved by calling Hunting Raven 01373 473111 or directly online at www.bit.ly/HenryHemming Frome. Books will be available to buy on the night and Gavin will be happy to sign them.

“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

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