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Don’t miss tonight’s online event with historian Helen Fry – and join us next month with festival favourites Philippe Sands and Elf Shafak!

MI9: A History of the Secret Service for Escape & Evasion in World War Two, 7pm UK time
In her 16 books to date historian Helen Fry has taken in subjects as varied as Sigmund Freud, Golders Green Synagogue and pianist Harriet Cohen. But British Intelligence is her specialism and it is there she returns with her latest book MI9, with previously untold stories of the establishment of this organisation by secret agents and resistance fighters, including central figures such as Jimmy Langley, Mary Lindell and Airey Neave. She will be in conversation with broadcaster and author Matthew Stadlen Find out more and book

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The Ratline: On The Trail Of A Nazi Fugitive, Sunday 15 November, 7pm (UK time)
Philippe Sands, award-winning author of the bestselling East West Street, discusses his remarkable new book with Elif Shafak. Meticulously researched, The Ratline is the fascinatingly told story of Nazi Governor of Galicia Otto von Wächter, indicted for mass murder at the end of the war, hunted by multiple international agencies and given refuge by a Vatican bishop. Tickets are available both in-hall at Kings Place and to stream online. In partnership with The London Library