The Spy Who Loved: The secrets and lives of Britain’s first female special agent of WWII

The daughter of a feckless Polish aristocrat and his wealthy jewish wife, on the outbreak of war, desperate to help her country and the Allied cause, Christine was recruited by the intelligence services to become Britain’s first female special agent of the Second World War. Courageous and charismatic, leaving a string of lovers in her wake, she skied into occupied Poland, served in Egypt and the Middle East and was later parachuted behind enemy lines in France, where a radio operator’s life expectancy was only six weeks. The information she smuggled to the British hidden inside her gloves contributed greatly to the Allies war effort and in recognition of her success she was awarded the George Medal, the OBE, and the Croix de Guerre.

In The Spy Who Loved (Macmillan UK, St Martins USA) Clare Mulley tells the extraordinary true story of this fearless and often difficult woman, who exercised a mesmeric power over all who knew her.

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