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Sonia Purnell. A Woman of No Importance and Clare Mulley. The Spy Who Loved
Sunday, October 17, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Two historians and authors whose books focus on remarkable women and their roles in WWII will discuss their works with David Highfill, Festival co-chair. A Woman of No Importance tells of an American heiress, injured in an accident, who broke disability and gender barriers to spy for the British and help lead a core unit of French resisters. The biography The Spy Who Loved relates the ventures of a Polish-born part Jewish countess called Churchill’s favorite spy who served behind enemy lines in Nazi-occupied France. Among her accomplishments was securing the defection of an entire German garrison.