Recommended by Heywood Hill Reader Caroline Jackson:
"Tom Carew, SOE hero and charming Irishman, deserved a biography. Instead, under cover of an eloquent memoir of her maverick father and his adventurous life, his daughter has written a tender investigation into paternal influence and filial love. Covert military operations, class conflict, family strife and mental illness are nothing new but are woven by Keggie Carew into something fresh and intelligent. Carew’s first book is both a panoramic, often very funny, social and military history, and the perfect epitaph to a fascinating man."
Caroline Jackson is a freelance writer and reviewer. She lives in Cambridge.