Polish native Christine Granville, born Krystyna Skarbeck, was, purportedly, Winston Churchill's favorite spy. A contestant for Poland's national beauty contest in 1930, she married twice and had a number of lovers. She was Britain's first female secret service agent. To say that her life is the stuff of legend is to put it mildly. Clare Mulley's newest biography The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville sifts through the stories, fabrications, and tall tales surrounding this World War II secret agent to discover who Granville really was. The resulting biography brims with details and vignettes about her colorful life.
The daughter of a Polish aristocrat, Count Jerzy Skarbek, Granville enjoyed an indulgent childhood on a lush plantation in Poland where she ran with the horses and stayed indoors as little as possible. She craved freedom, was independent, charming...
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