Part of Literature Sept-Dec 12Thursday 18 October 2012
When a prisoner writes to a movie star the best he can hope for is a signed photo, but when Alexander Alexandrowicz, suspected Cold War spy, wrote to James Bond actress Fiona Fullerton, she was beguiled by the artistry of his letters and poems.
'Dear Fiona, Letters from a Suspected Soviet Spy' is based on these original letters. It tells the story of two people from social extremes that forged a 30-year bond of friendship against all odds.
Fiona Fullerton speaks to ex-prisoner journalist Erwin James about the book.