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The Spy who loved

19th July 2017 | Clubs, Wickhambrook W.I.


by Val Orange

At the July meeting, Clare Mulley of Saffron Walden, a writer and historian, came to talk to us about her book, ‘The Spy Who Loved’.

The subject of the book is Krystyna Skarbek, a Polish countess who changed her name to Christine Granville when she became a British spy during the first World War. Christine was brave, fearless, feisty, reckless and promiscuous and during her short life she packed in more than most of us could ever accomplish in several lifetimes. She died aged thirty-seven, having been murdered by a former lover, and until fairly recently was pretty much unknown.

Clare’s talk was fascinating and many members bought a copy of the book to enjoy the story at their leisure.

She was thanked by Pat Cash.

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