The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville,
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Just weeks after Germany invaded her homeland, Christine Granville, (born Krystyna Skarbek), the daughter of a Polish aristocrat, arrived in London and demanded to work for the British Secret Service. Described in an intelligence report as a ‘great adventuress’ and ‘absolutely fearless’, she became one of the SOE’s most daring, determined and highly decorated agents. This biography tells the story of a charismatic woman who ‘loved men and sex, adrenalin and adventure’, but found it hard to adjust to post-war life. Off-mint.