What a delightful name for a bookFebruary 11, 2015 Tim WorstallObituaries8 CommentsIn 1988 she published Granny was a Spy, an account of her wartime exploits. previousTelegraph subs?nextThis is quite lovely from Ritchie 8 thoughts on “What a delightful name for a book” bloke (not) in spain February 11, 2015 at 9:29 am The story of her life does serve to remind one of the utter triviality of Robin Preston’s. So Much for Subtlety February 11, 2015 at 9:34 am Only if she spied for us. Not against us. Tim Newman February 11, 2015 at 10:46 am Only if she spied for us. Not against us. Like that old hag from about 10 years ago who was found to be a wholly unrepentant Soviet spy. She should have been hanged for treason. bloke in france February 11, 2015 at 10:51 am The sequel “Daddy was a Peeping Tom” was rejected by the publishers. Surreptitious Evil February 11, 2015 at 1:24 pm Tim N, Melitta Norwood? JeremyT February 11, 2015 at 1:45 pm Well she did spy for us and was very cool headed and courageous, not just in the war but afterwards: In December 1978 an IRA letter bomb was delivered to the house while José was alone with two young grandchildren. Mindful of her training in the Resistance, she gingerly carried the suspect package into the garden and called the bomb squad. Tim Newman February 11, 2015 at 1:46 pm Melitta Norwood Yes, her. Should have ended her days with a coarse rope around her scrawny neck and her body hung in a gibbet outside the Russian embassy. Charlieman February 11, 2015 at 7:52 pm SMFS: “Only if she spied for us. Not against us.” What are you on about? Reviewing the OP and the single comment succeeding, I don’t see any suggestion that a particular SOE agent was on “a side”. Lady Villiers may have known who she would vote for after the war, but she fought for broad liberal values. After the war, she had a vote. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.