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Title: Code Name: Lise
Authors: Loftis, Larry
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 278
Year: 2019
Language: English
Description: From housewife and mother to Britain's most highly decorated WWII operative, Odette Sansom is the stuff of legends. After 'spy school', her successful exploits in occupied France caught the attention of the Gestapo and eventually led to prison and then onto a concentration camp.

Adventure, romance and heroism in all its guises along with all the inescapable horrors of war, drive this fast-paced and riveting story of an extraordinary spy.


Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"Anyone who has an interest in espionage, biographies or British/European history of the period would find this book fascinating."

"I have read the original biography of Odette and this book elaborates on some aspects of the original due to access to German documents."

"Odette has been an iconic character in British history and this book largely does her justice."

"The author built and maintained tension and suspense well."

"I would have liked to know more about the effects of their mother's choices on her children."

"Despite growing up with tales of this woman, I knew nothing of her vicissitudes after the war or why my mother seemed vaguely disapproving of her."

"This is an interesting and worthwhile account, well worth sharing."

"Anyone who has an interest in espionage, biographies or British/European history of the period would find this book fascinating."
Categories: Non fiction, Biography, War theme, Historical, Morals/Ethics, Europe, England, 2021 Titles

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