Churchill’s Secret Agent: Codename Jay Bee (Josephine Butler) soon to be presented for sale on the incomparable BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Ashburton: Blaketon-Hall, 1983, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Signed by the author on the half-title page unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.
From the cover: Josephine Butler was working as a researcher for the Theatre Intelligence Service, otherwise known as The Seat of War, when in March 1942 she was recruited by Winston Churchill as the only woman member of his elite secret Circle. Its existence unsuspected even by the War Office and MI…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 205 pages. 9½” x 6″.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I sweet-talk you into considering additional gorgeous books that are part of my Biography catalogue?
I was lucky enough to meet Jaybee in 1982 at my Aunt Elisabeth’s wedding in Toronto, Canada.
Josephine Butler is a relative of mine through my Grandfather, Robert Free Osler.
He also served in WW2, but did not come home alive.
She gave me her blessing, the only person out of my whole family to be so gifted.
I was 15 years old, she was 79, and on tour in Canada to promote her book.
I still remember it now – she was a really small quick and lively Lady who would put a Modern Teen to shame with her spunk and non-conventional way of acting , as well as being bluntly outspoken..
Yet her outward appearance was very much the Elegant Elderly Patrician Lady..
I still remember all the details of our conversation to this day.