Anne Sebba

Hiding from the Gestapo in plain sight in Berlin

15 February 2020 9:00 am

Of the many bleak moments that have lodged in my mind since reading this extraordinary book the most unshakeable is…

Magda was beautiful, perfectly proportioned and elegant — all things her son had not appreciated when she was alive

How my mother survived the Nazis, but took her own life

23 February 2019 9:00 am

When the poet George Szirtes returned as an adult to Budapest, the city of his birth which he had left…

The daring exploits of Romain Gary

28 April 2018 9:00 am

When Romain Gary, a courageous and much decorated pilot in the RAF’s Free French squadron, was presented to the Queen…