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The Spy Who Loved

With Clare Mulley
  • 15 March
The Spy Who Loved

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12 noon
Ustinov Studio

Lunch: 1.15pm

£25 including lunch, £10 to listen only

Performed on Fri 15 Mar

In June 1952, Christine Granville was murdered by an obsessive colleague in a hotel in London. That she died young was perhaps unsurprising, but that she had survived the Second World War was remarkable.

The daughter of a Polish aristocrat and his wealthy Jewish wife, she would become one of Britain’s most daring and highly decorated secret agents. Her courage, quick wit and determination won her release from arrest and saved the lives of several fellow officers, including one of her many lovers, just hours before their execution by the Gestapo. More importantly, the intelligence she gathered was a significant contribution to the Allied war effort and she was awarded the George Medal, the OBE and the Croix de Guerre.

Clare Mulley is the award-winning author of The Women Who Flew For Hitler and The Woman Who Saved Children.

LUNCH: Chicken, ham and leek pie; sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch sauce; coffee
V: Vegetable risotto

Literary events are presented in association with Mr. B’s Emporium of Reading Delights

12 noon, Ustinov Studio

Lunch: 1.15pm

£25 including lunch, £10 to listen only

A booking fee of £1.50 per ticket applies