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Agent Sonya
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Agent Sonya
Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER

Discover the incredible true story of WW2's most extraordinary spy - from the bestselling author of The Spy and the Traitor.

'His best book yet' The Times
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From planning an assassination attempt on Hitler in Switzerland, to spying on the Japanese in Manchuria, to preventing nuclear war (or so she believed) by stealing the science of atomic weaponry from Britain to give to Moscow, Ursula Kuczynski Burton conducted some of the most dangerous espionage operations of the twentieth century.
Born to a German Jewish family, as Ursula grew, so did the Nazis' power. A fanatical opponent of the fascism that ravaged her homeland, she was drawn to communism as a young woman, motivated by the promise of a fair and peaceful society. She eventually became a spymaster, saboteur, bomb-maker and secret agent.
In Agent Sonya, Britain's most acclaimed historian vividly reveals the fascinating tale of a life that would change the course of history. Classic Ben Macintyre - a gripping ride, based on meticulous research, that reads like a novel - this is the greatest spy story never told.
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'Macintyre has found a real-life heroine worthy of his gifts as John le Carré's nonfiction counterpart' New York Times
'This book is classic Ben Macintyre . . . quirky human details enliven every page' Clare Mulley, Spectator
'She is the strongest character of all in Macintyre's bestselling series of wartime tales . . . I raced through the pages to keep up with the plot' Julian Glover, Evening Standard
BEN MACINTYRE'S NEXT BOOK COLDITZ: PRISONERS OF THE CASTLE IS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW!

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER

Discover the incredible true story of WW2's most extraordinary spy - from the bestselling author of The Spy and the Traitor.

'His best book yet' The Times
________________
From planning an assassination attempt on Hitler in Switzerland, to spying on the Japanese in Manchuria, to preventing nuclear war (or so she believed) by stealing the science of atomic weaponry from Britain to give to Moscow, Ursula Kuczynski Burton conducted some of the most dangerous espionage operations of the twentieth century.
Born to a German Jewish family, as Ursula grew, so did the Nazis' power. A fanatical opponent of the fascism that ravaged her homeland, she was drawn to communism as a young woman, motivated by the promise of a fair and peaceful society. She eventually became a spymaster, saboteur, bomb-maker and secret agent.
In Agent Sonya, Britain's most acclaimed historian vividly reveals the fascinating tale of a life that would change the course of history. Classic Ben Macintyre - a gripping ride, based on meticulous research, that reads like a novel - this is the greatest spy story never told.
________________
'Macintyre has found a real-life heroine worthy of his gifts as John le Carré's nonfiction counterpart' New York Times
'This book is classic Ben Macintyre . . . quirky human details enliven every page' Clare Mulley, Spectator
'She is the strongest character of all in Macintyre's bestselling series of wartime tales . . . I raced through the pages to keep up with the plot' Julian Glover, Evening Standard
BEN MACINTYRE'S NEXT BOOK COLDITZ: PRISONERS OF THE CASTLE IS AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW!

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  • Ben Macintyre is the multimillion-copy bestselling author of books including Agent Sonya, The Spy and the Traitor, Agent Zigzag, Operation Mincemeat and A Spy Among Friends. He is a columnist and Associate Editor at The Times, and has worked as the newspaper's correspondent in New York, Paris and Washington. He regularly presents BBC series based on his acclaimed books.
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  • Evening Standard Macintyre does true-life espionage better than anyone else
  • Daily Express Think John le Carré at his early best - but fact not fiction
  • Sunday Mirror This impeccably researched account of her double life spans continents and is brilliantly compelling
  • Sunday Times Macintyre's page-turner is a dazzling portrait of a flawed yet driven individual who risked everything (including her children) for the cause
  • Times/Sunday Times Books of the Year The best true spy story I have ever read
  • New York Times Thrilling...Macintyre will have you hooked to her life's every twist and turn
  • Daily Telegraph This book is classic Ben Macintyre...quirky human details enliven every page... it is Macintyre's own vivid retelling of her perilous professional, personal and political life that make Agent Sonya such an accessible spy story.
  • Daily Mail, Book of the Week He has the unerring gift of uncovering those astonishing truths that make even the best novelists of espionage seem both earthbound and artificial in comparison
  • Evening Standard His best book yet
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