A Woman of No Importance By Sonia Purnell

  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
  • Release date: 04-09-19

A Woman of No Importance AudioBook Summary


Chosen as a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, the Seattle Times, the Washington Independent Review of BooksPopSugar, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, BookBrowse, the Spectator, and the Times of London

Shortlisted for the Plutarch Award for Best Biography

“Excellent…. This book is as riveting as any thriller, and as hard to put down.” (The New York Times Book Review)

“A compelling biography of a masterful spy, and a reminder of what can be done with a few brave people – and a little resistance.” (NPR)

“A meticiulous history that reads like a thriller.” (Ben Macintyre)

A never-before-told story of Virginia Hall, the American spy who changed the course of World War II, from the author of Clementine

In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: “She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her.” 

The target in their sights was Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite who talked her way into Special Operations Executive, the spy organization dubbed Winston Churchill’s “Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.” She became the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines and – despite her prosthetic leg – helped to light the flame of the French Resistance, revolutionizing secret warfare as we know it.



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