A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of Virginia Hall, WWII's Most Dangerous Spy (Hardback)
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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of Virginia Hall, WWII's Most Dangerous Spy (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages
Published: 28/03/2019

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In 1942, the Gestapo would stop at nothing to track down a mysterious 'limping lady' who was fighting for the freedom of France. The Nazi chiefs issued a simple but urgent command: 'She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her.'

The Gestapo's target was Virginia Hall, a glamorous American with a wooden leg who broke through the barriers against her gender and disability to be the first woman to infiltrate Vichy France for the SOE. In so doing she helped turn the course of the intelligence war.

This is the epic tale of an heiress who determined that a hunting accident would not define her existence; a young woman who gambled her life to fight for the freedoms she believed in; an espionage novice who helped to light the flame of French Resistance.

Based on new and extensive research, Sonia Purnell has for the first time uncovered the full secret life of Virginia Hall, an astounding and inspiring story of heroism, spycraft, resistance and personal triumph over shocking adversity.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349010182
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 694 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 38 mm

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“A Woman of no Importance”

Saw this book and thought it linked to a book I'd recently read called " A Treachery of Spies" by Manda Scott which was to do with the SOE and Resistance in France in WW2 - fiction.

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“An extraordinary woman”

Virginia Hall lead the most interesting but frustrating life, and this book gives her trials and tribulations justice. Thank you Purnell for bringing Hall's history to the contemporary reader, without this novel... More

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“Gripping review of Virginia Hall's life”

This is a tremendous read about a truly remarkable woman, showing great courage in the face of terrorizing times. I really couldn't put the book down, once I started reading it. The war time experiences of... More

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