Hide and Seek, by Finchley author and actress Bettine Le Beau, who appeared in Dr No, is being offered to any schools free of charge. Her novel recounts the hardships when their children, Bettine and her brother, become separated from them in the early part of the Second World War. A tale of intrigue and human endeavour plays out as people pull together in Nazi occupation in France.
I dedicate this book to the French Organisation OSE (Oeuvre de Secours aux Enfants). They saved my life and taught me to love and care for my own people and for other Human Beings on this Planet. All proceeds from the sales of Hide and Seek will go to the OSE.
—Bettine Le Beau
Born in Belgium on 23-3-1932 to Polish Jewish parents and hidden in France during the 1940-1945 Nazi German occupation, Bettine Le Beau married at the age of 20 in London where she had settled. Dissatisfied with being a housewife, she used her potentials and zest for life in moving into Film, TV and Radio. Her film credits include Dr No and Riviera Touch, she was a regular in the Benny Hill Show, Morecambe & Wise and Norman Wisdom and spent many years on the radio panel games Animal, Vegetable or Mineral and Petticoat Line amongst others.
Watch this space for our Bettine Le Beau, Hide and Seek book promotion on Holocaust Memorial Day, 27th January.
Read more about Bettine Le Beau on her wikipedia page.