Sophie Lewis

Sophie Lewis is a freelance writer and translator from French. She writes for the TLS, PN Review, theJewish Chronicle, the Liberal magazine, the Spectator and other publications. She also manages European operations for the American independent publisher Dalkey Archive Press.
Extraordinary War Stories
Rosemary Bailey’s book, Love and War in the French Pyrenees, offers an emotional history underlying the bitter facts of wartime in the Pyrenees and the unspoken secrets of the french Resistance. The only way Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt could communicate was via a top secret transatlantic telephone link. All other Atlantic telephone cables had been disconnected to prevent the Germans intercepting information. Ruth Ive, then a young stenographer working in the Ministry ...