An Evening with Sonia Purnell

Wednesday, 30 September '20   7pm - 9pm
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An Evening with Sonia Purnell

We are thrilled to announce an evening with Sonia Purnell on her book, 'A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of Virginia Hall, WWII’s Most Dangerous Spy,' as part of our series of online events this September and October, bringing Author Events to you at home LIVE via Zoom.

An astounding story of heroism, spycraft, resistance and personal triumph over shocking adversity.

In September 1941, a young American woman strides up the steps of a hotel in Lyon, Vichy France. Her papers say she is a journalist. Her wooden leg is disguised by a determined gait and a distracting beauty. She is there to spark the resistance.

By 1942 Virginia Hall was the Gestapo's most urgent target, having infiltrated Vichy command, trained civilians in guerrilla warfare and sprung soldiers from Nazi prison camps. The first woman to go undercover for British SOE, her intelligence changed the course of the war - but her fight was still not over.

This is a spy history like no other, telling the story of the hunting accident that disabled her, the discrimination she fought and the secret life that helped her triumph over shocking adversity.


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Hardback Book and Ticket (Collection from The Bookshop)
Books are available to collect from The Bookshop
Paperback Book and Ticket (Collection from The Bookshop)
Books will be able to collect from the 1st October.
Hardback Book and Ticket (Delivery)
Books will be posted on 1st October.
Paperback Book and Ticket (Delivery)
Books will be posted on 1st October.
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