Janet Morgan

Dr Janet Morgan is a writer and consultant who advises governments, companies and other organisations on long-range strategic planning and new technology. She has published widely on politics and broadcasting, edited a four-volume edition of Richard Crossman’s diaries and was responsible for the much-praised biographies of Agatha Christie and Edwina Mountbatten. She currently lives in Scotland.

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Books by Janet

The Secrets of Rue St Roch

Allen Lane, August 2004

In 1917 a young British captain based in Paris recruited two unlikely agents to the Allied cause: one, a middle aged woman of good family from Luxembourg, the other an intrepid and exotic Belgian by the name of Baschwitz Meau, well known for his numerous escapes from German camps. Both were to play crucial roles in one of the most remarkable military intelligence operations, hitherto undocumented.

This is the account of an extraordinary espionage operation in the Great War. It is the tale both soldiers and civilians, a story about moral choices, the nature of courage and the discovery by ordinary men and women of what, in extreme circumstances, it was possible for them to do.

Praise for The Secrets of Rue St Roch

An absorbing and meticulous account … Clear, precise and well-narrated
Sunday Times

[An] engrossing spy story…a nail-biting account of the derring-do and cool courage… A rare authentic inside account
Literary Review

Morgan’s accounts are deftly handled and seamlessly woven into her evocations of life under occupation
Daily Telegraph

Explores the most human and unorthodox side of war… Even for readers uninterested in military history, the book offers considerable entertainment