Europe's oldest book: the 7th century St Cuthbert's Gospel (a copy of the Gospel of St John), was buried with St. Cuthbert on the island of Lindisfarne (off the coast of Northumberland) in ca. AD 698. His coffin was removed to Durham to preserve it from Viking raiders and the book was discovered when the coffin was opened at Durham Cathedral in AD 1104. This is the original red leather binding.
Andree de Jongh, founder and leader of the Comet Line, an escape route that ran from Brussels through the Pyrenees and which rescued hundreds of Allied servicemen. She is featured in Women Heroes of WWII, now in paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Women-Heroes-World-War-Resistance/dp/1613745230/ref=sr_1_2_title_0_main?s=books=UTF8=1372635657=1-2=women+heroes+of+world+war+ii+26+stories+of+espionage #WomensHistory #WWII