Agent Sonya

Agent Sonya

Moscow's Most Daring Wartime Spy

Large Print - 2020 | Large print edition
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In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1944, a thin, and unusually elegant, housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usual bike ride. A devoted mother-of-three, attentive wife and friendly neighbour, Sonya Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity. However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, Ursula Kuczynski - codename Sonya - was heading for the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific secrets from a nuclear physicist. Secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the atomic bomb. Far from an obedient homemaker, Sonya Burton was a dedicated communist, a decorated colonel and a veteran spy who risked her life to keep the Soviet Union in the nuclear arms race. Her husband was also a Soviet agent and her children had three different fathers from lovers she'd encountered throughout her incredible career. In Agent Sonya, Ben Macintyre reveals the astonishing story behind the most important woman spy in history and the huge emotional cost that came with being a mother, a wife, and a secret agent at once.
Publisher: New York :, Random House Large Print,, 2020
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780593295106
0593295102
Branch Call Number: LGP 327.12 MAC 2020
Characteristics: 582 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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In the Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1944, Sonya Burton seemed to be a devoted mother and wife. However, she was a dedicated communist, a decorated colonel and a spy who risked her life to keep the Soviet Union in the nuclear arms race.


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Jan 10, 2021

I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book. Usually I'm not big on war stories. Being a well-written book helps. Thanks to the Librians for including it in a book bag.

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lovebooks_86
Dec 23, 2020

Absolutely riveting. Excellent writing and a surprising peek into one woman's journey from housewife to spy. Loved it.

debwalker Sep 24, 2020

The most unlikely spy. It's always the ones you'd never guess!

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