Waking Up the Establishment

Nancy Wake, NZ-born heroine of the WW2 resistance movement, interviewed in SMH, recovering after a heart attack in hospital. At 90 Wake has become an honoured permanent resident and “something of a tourist attraction” at the exclusive London hotel, The Stafford. Wake has lost none of her famed verve: “Please tell them back at The Stafford that I’m ready to come home tomorrow […] I’ll be down for my two googy eggs for breakfast.” From there she holds court at the bar, regaling guests, reading the papers and sipping a G and T. For the NZEdge profile on Wake click here.


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