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Sisters, Secrets and Sacrifice: A True Story by Susan Ottaway. RRP: £6.99.

This is the amazing and true story of two sisters who sacrificed so much to defend our freedom.

When the police discovered the body of Eileen Nearne at her home in September 2010, they also found a box of possessions which would unlock an extraordinary tale of wartime heroism.

For Eileen and her sister Jacqueline were agents for the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War, working undercover in Nazi-occupied France to send crucial intelligence to the Allies.

But the war dealt these sisters a cruel hand. Jacqueline managed to narrowly evade capture but Eileen was arrested and, at the age of 23, tortured by the Gestapo before being incarcerated in Ravensbruck concentration camp.

Susan Ottaway was one of the few people Eileen spoke to about her experiences which has allowed the truth about these fiercely patriotic women to be told for the first time, paying tribute to their unwavering courage, shown even at great personal cost.