Stephen Grady OBE
Agent: Mark Lucas
Grady OBE was born in Northern France in 1925, the son of an English father who
was a head gardener in the Imperial War Graves Commission. In 1941 he joined
the French Resistance, carrying out missions for which he was awarded the
French Croix de Guerre with Silver Star, the American Medal of Freedom, and a
British mention in Dispatches. After the liberation of France, he joined the
British Army and served as a Lieutenant with the Intelligence Corps, before
returning to a long career in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, for which
he eventually became director of the France area.
His book, Gardens of Stone, is an extraordinary French Resistance wartime memoir, combining a thrilling adventure story with a coming of age testimony of unforgettable resonance and poignancy.