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Thu 31 Oct - Mon 4 Nov

Henry Hemming

Henry Hemming


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Henry Hemming: Our Man In New York

The author of The Sunday Times Bestseller M: Maxwell Knight, MI5's Greatest Spy brings his gripping, interactive 45-minute talk inspired by his new book Our Man in New York – the eye-opening story of how the British used ‘fake news’ to help bring the United States into the Second World War. How the British used ‘fake news’, opinion polls, and pressure groups to sway American opinion in 1941 resonates with how the Russians did much the same during 2016 as they campaigned secretly to help then presidential candidate Donald Trump.

This is also a story close to Henry’s heart. As he will explain in the talk, the man who ran this undercover British operation during the war not only asked his grandmother to be a spy but also saved Henry’s father’s life.


Yeovil Literary Festival Events last approximatley 45 - 60 mins.

Tickets: £10
Members: £8.50

A £1 ticket levy is included in all stated ticket prices.


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