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By: Sheila Longman

The Devil's Sandbags

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The aftermath of leading a double life; Dorothea was for many years an undercover agent for M16 infiltrating a commune of revolutionary activists linked with the Baader-Meinhof Group in the 1970s. After leaving that work which caused her great distress, she tried to lead a normal life with her family who never knew what she had done. She discovered decades later that the past events and her own actions during those years would return to haunt her. She and her fellow agents learn to find healing, recovery and hope for the future. Dorothea has a second chance at love and happiness.

Sheila is a retired teacher of Modern Languages and English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

Until Lockdown she had only written a few articles for magazines and some Christian Poetry. Inspired by attempting a memoir of her spiritual journey, she decided to use her experiences in Education, travels in Europe, Canada and Australia to create family stories dealing with anthropology, racism, spirituality and mental health, indigenous art and belief systems and relationships, counselling and sexuality. In her retirement she studied Romanian, Creative Writing, Indigenous Spirituality and Post-Colonial Theology. She also did Prison work and teaching for the Probation Service.

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  • Diana Constantine

    I enjoyed this book. The story was very deep, and with lots of historical references. The characters were very believable, and the reader became involved in their emotions, particularly Dorothea's. The plot was intricate but relatively easy to follow. There were deeply sad moments, horribly evil happenings, but it thankfully also included loving moments, and happiness.

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