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James MacManus

James MacManus is the author of four books and the fifth, a novel called Midnight in Berlin, was published in the UK and US early in 2016. It is due out in paperback early in 2017 in the UK.

After a lifelong career as a journalist, which included many years as a foreign correspondent in Africa and the Middle East, James launched a parallel career as an author in 2005.

His historical fiction novels, the last two set around WW2, have won praise from critics in the UK and the US, especially for the quality of the research and the narrative strength of the stories. Visit the Books section to find out more.



My inspiration for Sara Sternschein

Sara Sternschein’s life ended that day in the spring of 1938 when she sat down at a café in Hamburg for a coffee and a cigarette. A covert poli


Wartime love stories

Wartime love stories, real or in fiction, touch the heart like none other. The tales of romance and passion that have emerged from the two world wars