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Andrew Williams was born in Sheffield and brought up in Lincolnshire. After studying English at Oxford University he worked for ten years as a senior current affairs producer with the BBC. His programme on the massacre at Srebrenica in 1995 was shortlisted for an Emmy and used in evidence at the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal at the Hague. For the next ten years, he wrote and directed historical documentaries for the BBC and international co-producers, including the award winning series ‘The Battle of the Atlantic’. He has also written two best selling accounts of Second World War campaigns, ‘The Battle of the Atlantic’, and ‘D-Day to Berlin’. Andrew’s first novel, The Interrogator, was shortlisted for the Ian Fleming Thriller of the Year Award and the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award, and it was The Daily Mail’s debut thriller of 2009. His second, To Kill A Tsar, was one of The Mail’s thrillers of 2010 and was shortlisted for The Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, the Ellis Peters and Crimefest Awards.

Sat 25 Apr, 2015 - 10.30am

The deadly true story behind one of World War I’s best-kept secrets

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It’s August, 1917, and Britain is mired in a bloody stalemate on the Western Front. Questions are being asked in government about the leadership of the army. . . This is the setting for The Suicide Club, which finds soldier-spy Sandy Innes working inside Field Marshal Haig’s HQ in France, preparing agents for the next big push.

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