Publication: Viking, 2020, London
First edition. Signed by the author on a tipped-in page. As new, unread copy in fine dust jacket. Sonya was the codename for Ursula Kuczynski, known locally as Mrs. Burton; a mother, housewife, novelist, expert radio technician, courier, saboteur, bomb-maker, secret agent and spymaster, all while living in a quiet English Oxfordshire village in the 1940's. From planning an assassination attempt on Hitler in Switzerland, to spying on the Japanese in Manchuria and helping the Soviet Union to build an atomic bomb, her story is largely unknown. Reading almost like a novel, Macintyre's extraordinary book is the first full account of her life.
Inventory Number: 47381