lunes, 21 de mayo de 2012

Pathetic fantasist or Nazi spy The mysterious Mrs OGrady

Seaside landladies have been accused of many things down the years � overcharging for the use of the cruet, being stingy with the marmalade � but not until 1940 was one suspected of being a traitor to her country.

But such was the predicament of Dorothy O'Grady, part-proprietor of Osborne Villa, Sandown, Isle of Wight, who was arrested and charged under the Treachery Act with being a Nazi spy. The neighbours thought she was a harmless middle-


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