Christine: A Search for Christine Granville - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Christine: A Search for Christine Granville - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Published: 06/10/2005
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Christine Granville, G.M., O.B.E. and Croix de Guerre, one of the most successful women agents of the Second World War and said to have been Churchill's 'favourite spy', was murdered, aged 37, in a London Hotel in 1952. Her actions as a British secret agent in Poland, Hungary and France were legendary even in her lifetime and she repeatedly risked her life to undertake dangerous missions. Her exploits began after the fall of Poland when she became a British agent; organising the escape of British prisoners-of-war, Polish pilots and refugees and returning to Poland, her homeland, to set up escape routes and report on German troop movements. Her capture by the Gestapo led to a dramatic escape from Budapest in the boot of a car followed by travels through Turkey and Syria to Cairo. Christine is an inspiring and unforgettable true story.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844082384
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Christine was the living emblem of courage. The spectacular virtues of those people who gave their lives for freedom on a daily basis must be honoured - Guardian

Gripping - Mail on Sunday

An exciting story . . . Christine was cool, fascinating, graceful, secretive, alternating a vivid warmth with remoteness, a lover of freedom and a law unto herself - Daily Telegraph

This biography, stark, earthy, uplifting and bloodstained, deserves to be read even by those who are tired of war books. In Christine, Dostoyevsky, I suspect, would have found a heroine to his taste - Sunday Telegraph

Gripping. - MAIL ON SUNDAY

An exciting story. . . Christine was cool, fascinating, graceful, secretive, alternating a vivid warmth with remoteness, a lover of freedom and a law unto herself - DAILY TELEGRAPH

This biography, stark, earthy, uplifting and bloodstained, deserves to be read even by those who are tired of war books. In Christine, Dostoyevsky, I suspect, would have found a heroine to his taste - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

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