Author Talk: Carolinda Witt

Past Event

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Double Agent Celery: M15's Crooked Hero

With Carolinda Witt

Carolinda Witt spent seven years researching the unbelievable life Walter Dicketts, aka MI5’s double agent ‘Celery’. Dicketts was an ex-RNAS officer and confidence trickster, who volunteered to infiltrate the German Secret Service and bring back crucial secrets about Nazi invasion plans for Britain.

Traveling undercover as a traitor, Dicketts managed to outwit his Nazi interrogators in Hamburg and Berlin before returning to Britain as (in the Nazis’ eyes), a German spy. Dicketts was an odd mixture of hero and crook. Handsome, erudite and plausible, he had four wives, two mistresses, six children and 23 aliases. The author is his granddaughter.

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