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A Woman of No Importance by Sonia Purnell
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This book epitomizes how truth, while not always stranger than fiction, can be more intense than the make believe. There were moments reading this when I was on the edge of my seat, holding my breath. How one American woman, Virginia Hall, managed to establish spy networks throughout France, while near constantly trying to outmaneuver Nazis and double agents, is mind boggling. It is no wonder there are discussions about making this into a movie (although with all the rich material, it might be better as a miniseries so as not to leave any of the important events or characters out of the retelling).
As a side note, I was intrigued with the all too short comments about the intrepid (if disturbingly brilliant?) parts the French prostitutes played in sabotaging some of the goals of the Nazis.
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March 11, 2019 – Shelved
March 11, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
April 28, 2019 – Started Reading
May 19, 2019 – Finished Reading

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