Book Discussion on The Irregulars
Jennet Conant talked about the life of children’s author Roald Dahl, who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the… read more
Jennet Conant talked about the life of children’s author Roald Dahl, who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. Mr. Dahl worked to end the neutrality of America during the onset of World War II as a covert spy for the British Intelligence in an outfit called the Baker Street Irregulars. She gave several stories of Mr. Dahl and other spies, including James Bond author Ian Fleming, attempting to shift public opinion about the British crisis with Nazi Germany. She talked about the challenges that she faced in researching a spy outfit. Jennet Conant answered questions from the audience.
Jennet Conant is the author of The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington, published by Simon & Schuster. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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