Leentje Folens

Born, literally into the battlefield of the First World War, Albert Folens life was definitively shaped by the Second World War that followed. His naive and accidental involvement with the Nazis, his apparent fate to fight the Russians and Atheistic Communism in the field, came to nought after his health broke down. He was assigned to an office job in Brussels. He used this post to help the Flemish Resistance and mitigate Nazi persecution of Flemish authors. Nevertheless, this was to haunt him in later life. Along the way Albert had become a religious brother, a teacher, a translator, a spy, a prisoner, an escapee from his native land, an author, and finally the founder and owner of a major educational publishing company in Ireland. Albert & Juliette is written by their daughter Leentje Folens. She describes this work as “… not a history book, it is a memoir based on my father’s writings, his Court documents around his trial in 1947 and the stories both he and my mother told me.”

15% of the profits of this book will be divided equally between Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), and Focus Ireland.