Duncan Barrett

Duncan Barrett is a writer and editor, specialising in biography and memoir. He grew up in London and studied English at Jesus College, Cambridge.


In 2010 he edited the First World War memoirs of pacifist saboteur Ronald Skirth, published as The Reluctant Tommy. He is co-author, with Nuala Calvi, of a trio of Sunday Times Top 10 bestsellers: The Sugar Girls, GI Brides and The Girls Who Went to War. His solo titles include Men of Letters: The Post Office Heroes Who Fought the Great War and Hitler’s British Isles: The Real Story of the Occupied Channel Islands.  

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Hitler's British Isles: the Real Story of the Occupied Channel Islands

Sunday, 31 March 14.30-15.30

​Based on interviews with over a hundred islanders who lived through it, Duncan Barrett  provides true-life recollections from Channel Islanders who were the only British subjects to live under Nazi rule in WWII. 

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