Helen Fry

Helen Fry

Official author website: www.helen-fry.com

Helen Fry has written and edited over 25 books, many of them on the Second World War and espionage. Her latest book "The London Cage: The Secret History of Britain's WWII Interrogation Centre" (Yale) has received widespread media coverage and was the Daily Mail's 'book of the Week'. Although controversial in its methods, and located in the heart of London's 'millionaire row' in Kensington, it played a major role in gaining intelligence against Hitler; and at the end of the war became the most important war crimes investigation centre outside Germany.

Helen's next book is due out in August 2019: "The Walls have Ears: The Greatest Intelligence Operation of WWII" (Yale).

She appears frequently on TV documentaries, including David Jason's Secret Service (Channel 4); Home Front Heroes (BBC1); Spying on Hitler's Army (Channel 4 & PBS); The Hunt for Hitler's Missing Millions (Channel 5); Britain's Secret Homes (ITV).

Since 2015 Helen has been involved in the campaign to save Trent Park (Cockfosters, North London) into a museum to the 'secret listeners' who worked for British intelligence in WWII. She is deputy chair and a trustee of the Trent Park Museum Trust.

Her other books include "Churchill's German Army", "Freuds' War" and "From Dachau to D-Day", to name a few. "Inside Nuremberg Prison", based on American war veteran Howard Triest, has received coverage internationally through the BBC and newspapers in Britain and Israel. Her other war books have been the subject of New Items in The Washington Post, Jerusalem Post, The Daily Express, The Observer, The Miami Times, and Der Spiegel. A documentary based on her book "Churchill's German Army" has been made for National Geographic Channel.

"Music & Men" is a biography of the vivacious diva concert pianist Harriet Cohen of the 1920s and 30s. It is stroy shot through with love, lust and betrayal. The only man she truly loved could not fulfil her deepest needs. Many famous men were besotted by her beauty and composers wrote music dedicated to her. Harriet Cohen was a household name in America in the 1930s and played on one occasion in The Library of Congress.

Helen's agent is Andrew Lownie, of Andrew Lownie Literary Agency, London

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