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Velvalee Dickinson: The "doll Woman" Spy

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In the early 1930s, Velvalee Dickinson moved to New York City where she opened her own exclusive doll shop. She built her reputation as an expert in rare, antique, and foreign dolls. She traveled extensively around the country lecturing and exhibiting her dolls while building a wealthy clientele.

Due to her husband's poor health and her failing business, she accepted the r
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Paperback, 150 pages
Published April 1st 2019 by Strategic Media Press
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Amy
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Velvalee Dickinson: The Doll Woman Spy is an interesting read. It tells the true story of Velvalee Dickinson. I have never heard of her before reading this book. She was an American woman charged with spying for Japan during the World War II. It was fascinating to learn about her, as well as, her friendship with Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
I give Velvalee Dickinson: The Doll Woman Spy five stars. I recommend it for readers who like to read about true crime and historical events.
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Kathy
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a difficult book to describe; not a bad book at all, just hard to verbally describe. Let me start out by saying that at first it was not what I expected. I had in my convoluted brain that it would be more story like. A story about a woman spy who liked dolls. And it was that. It is exactly what it says it is, biographical. But as I continued through the book, I found that Barbara Casey had a way of flowing from facts to an interesting piece of descriptive writing. Really sort of back and ...more
M.T. DeSantis
Apr 08, 2019 rated it liked it
I received this book for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

I won’t lie. I’d never heard of Velvalee Dickinson before this book. After reading it, though, I’ve come away with both some neat information and an interesting topic to bring up over dinner. The idea of using dolls and coded letters about dolls to pass information is something that would make for thrilling fiction. The fact that this really happened just shows how interesting real life can be.
The biggest take-away I g
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Barbara Casey is the author of ten award-winning novels and numerous articles, poems, and short stories. She lives on a mountain in northwest Georgia with her husband, her miniature dachshund named Fitz, and Benton, a hound-mix who adopted her.