The Spy Who Loved

 


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Spy Who Loved (Hungarian Edition) by Clare Mulley

 

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Reviews

The Guardian, 'The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville by Clare Mulley'
The Telegraph, 'The Spy Who Loved by Clare Mulley'
Salon.com, 'The Spy Who Loved: Britain’s most glamorous agent'
Daily Mail Online, 'The spy who had men for breakfast...but few of them lasted 'til dinner'
The Economist, 'Stories of espionage: Spies like her'
The New York Times, ‘The Spy Who Loved, by Clare Mulley'
Daily Mail Online, 'Christine Granville: Britain's first female special agent who paved way for liberation of France'
The Spectator, 'The bravest of the brave'
The Sunday Times, 'The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville, Britain’s First Special Agent of World War II by Clare Mulley'
The Daily Beat, 'World War Two’s Most Glamorous Spy: Christine Granville'
Forbes Magazine Poland, 'Krystyna Skarbek: Polka w brytyjskim wywiadzie'
Haaretz, 'A Jew, a woman and Churchill's favorite spy: Christine Granville, flesh-and-blood hero'

Praise for the book:

'This summer's most spellbinding saga', Vogue.com

'Admirable and overdue', Ben Macintyre, The New York Times Book Review

'Highly atmospheric... scholarly and tautly written', The Economist 

'Scintillating and moving... one of the most exciting books... this year', The Spectator

'Compulsively readable biography... a thrilling book', Sunday Telegraph

'Woven with rare perception... a text of suspense and daring', The Times

'Told with terrific élan and mesmerising detail... splendid', Telegraph

'Brings alive a glamorous, swashbuckling heroine', Sunday Times

'As thrilling as any fiction... Clare Mulley has made a fine and soberly thrilling addition to the literature of the undercover war... this book, massively researched and excitingly told, brings an extraordinary heroine back to life', Daily Mail

'Engrossing biography... as thrilling as any fiction', Mail on Sunday

'Inspiring... Granville was as charismatic as she was courageous', The Literary Review

'Ripping yarns and ripping stockings... romance was one thing, but it was danger that really seemed to ring Christine's bell', The Guardian

'One British functionary described [Granville's] dispatches from the field as "good reading". The same can be said of Ms Mulley's biography of this extraordinary woman.' The Wall Street Journal

'Scrupulously researched and expertly rendered... outstanding... more eye-popping adventures than we'd find plausible in any novel or movie', The Daily Beast

'Better than any James Bond novel.. the most frank and comprehensive tribute yet to Christine... a thrilling account', Salon

'A nerve-shredding read', The Lady

'Clare Mulley tells her story with a bravura that matches Christine's charismatic character', Saga Magazine

'Sterling biography... Christine Granville has finally received a fitting tribute', Country Life

'Riveting... a gripping story... Hollywood should sit up and take note!' The Good Book Guide

'Breathtaking... This book demands to be read in her honour', The Daily Mail (paperback review)

'A compelling read and a testimony to the work of a dedicated opponent of Nazism. I highly recommend it', BBC History Magazine

'Mulley has a novelist's eye for detail... in this clear, highly satisfying biography, Mulley fleshes out her subject and brings her back to life', The Jewish Chronicle

'A dazzling tale', MacLean's (Canada) 

'Mulley tells her story with brio... just the job for anyone who loved Ben Macintyre's Agent ZigZag', Voyager (BMI)

'A stunning biographical achievement', Alison Weir

'A breath-taking story told with panache and sympathy for an extraordinary heroine', Anne Sebba, That Woman: the life of Wallace Simpson

'Truly page-turning', Gordon Thomas, Gideon's Spies

'Impressively researched, and absolutely fascinating. Christine Granville is one of those women you can't help wishing you'd met in real life',  Jojo Moyes, Me Before You

'I enjoyed and admired The Spy Who Loved... a really gripping account of the remarkable Christine Granville', Simon Mawer, The Glass Room, The Girl Who Fell from the Sky

'An astonishing story, brilliantly told. If a Hollywood movie isn't made about Christine Granville's remarkable life, I'd be amazed', Charles Cumming, Foreign Country, The Trinity Six

'Best Beach Reads 2013', Vanity Fair

'A Best Book of the Month So Far, June 2013', 'A Favourite Book of Spring, 2013', and 'A Best Book of the Year So Far, 2013', Amazon.com 

Purchase online:

Poland - merlin

Poland - empik

Hungry - Gabo

soon to be published in China

 

For a signed and dedicated book please write to me

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