iron curtain

May 6, 2012

During the summer of 1979 Letty and her three children returned to their island home in the Hebrides following the mysterious death of her husband, Nicky, a diplomat with the British Embassy in Bonn.  All four struggle to come to grips with the loss of a beloved husband and father.  Letty has become dysfunctional by torment over accusations that Nicky committed suicide following a failed attempt at espionage in East Germany.  Georgie, age 17, is waiting for her life to begin but is plagued with memories; Alba, at 15, is angry and vents it primarily on her seven-year-old brother, Jamie, who was

Dec 29, 2011

As a child of the British Ambassador, the author of this book grew up in 1950s Prague. Today as an accomplished journalist, he returned to discover the truth about childhood memories that have haunted him all his life. In this non-fiction book, Laurence shares stories of his childhood in Prague and times long lost.

He wanted to discover the dark family secrets kept behind the Iron Curtain. What he really wanted to know was whether his father was truly a foreign diplomat, or a skillful spy.  His journalistic background and past connections helped him uncover stories about his parents and their