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We’re excited to announce our final free online event of the season, with Trevor Barnes presenting the true story of one of the most notorious spy cases from the Cold War in Dead Doubles on the 14th September. Scroll down to book and for a special announcement from our friends at Willesden Cemetery.





Dead Doubles

Trevor Barnes in conversation
with Christopher Andrew
Free Online Event
Monday 14 September at 7pm




Our final free online event: Marking the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the Portland Spy Ring – one of the most dangerous and remarkable KGB espionage rings ever to operate in the UK – and based on hitherto secret MI5 and FBI files, Dead Doubles is espionage historian Trevor Barnes’ explosive new book on the spy ring.

Astonishing but true, this new history reads like a John Le Carré thriller; and also reveals how Russia’s spies are operating the same way today.

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From Our Friends



Willesden Jewish Cemetery opens to the public with a week-long programme of literary events and writing workshops from Monday 7 to Sunday 13 September. A mix of free and ticketed events, you can browse the full schedule now.
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From the 2017 festival: Shulem Deen’s award-winning book All Who Go Do Not Return offers a moving and illuminating exploration of the highly secretive world of ultra-Orthodox Judaism, bravely tracing one man’s loss of faith. Married at eighteen and the father of five children, Deen was raised to believe that questions are dangerous.



Jewish Book Week is a charity and relies on the generous support of people like you. Our programme of events for the lockdown is free but if you would like to support us with a donation it would be very gratefully received. You can donate by clicking here.