In recognition of her biography of Polish-born British special agent in the Second World War, Krystyna Skarbek, aka Christine Granville, Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Poland, awarded Clare Mulley their Bene Merito award at a ceremony in the Polish Embassy.

Claire will be speaking at the following events:
- Friday 4 March, 7pm, Cambridge Polish Club
- Saturday 26 April, Chipping Norton literary festival
- Sunday 18 May, Warwick literary festival

Catherine Johnson's Sawbones has been shortlisted for the Rotherham Book Award in the Upper section. Catherine will be at The Brighton Festival doing workshops for young writers on May 4th and at The Hoo Kids Book Fest on May 11th

Here is a wonderful link to resources on World War One, provided by the British Library:

Marie-Louise Jensen's novel Smuggler's Kiss has been shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists Association award in the YA category. This is the second year in a row for Marie-Louise. Congratulations!

And Kate Lord Brown's The Perfume Garden is also on the adult shortlist in the Epic category. Good luck to both of them!

Some History Girls will be appearing at the Oxford Literary Festival at 2pm on 30th March, to publicise our anthology, Daughters of Time. Mary Hoffman will chair a panel of Celia Rees, Penny Dolan and Leslie Wilson and other contributors will be there to sign copies of the book.

Catherine Johnson's Radio play for BBC Radio 3, Fresh Berries, has been shortlisted for The Imison Award.

The first translation rights to Kate Lord Brown's 'The House of Dreams' have just sold - it will be published in Germany by Piper next year as 'Das Sonntagsmadchen'. It's the story of 'the artist's Schindler' and the group who saved thousands of refugees from France during WW2.