The Resource Spy : a novel, Danielle Steel, (large print)

Spy : a novel, Danielle Steel, (large print)

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Spy : a novel
Title
Spy
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Danielle Steel
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At eighteen, Alexandra Wickham is presented to King George V and Queen Mary in an exquisite white lace and satin dress her mother has ordered from Paris. With her delicate blond looks, she is a stunning beauty who seems destined for a privileged life. But fate, a world war, and her own quietly rebellious personality lead her down a different path. By 1939, Europe is on fire and England is at war. From her home in idyllic Hampshire, Alex makes her way to London as a volunteer in the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. But she has skills that draw the attention of another branch of the service. Fluent in French and German, she would make the perfect secret agent. Within a year, Alex is shocking her family in trousers and bright red lipstick. They must never know about the work she does--no one can know, not even the pilot she falls in love with. While her country and those dearest to her pay the terrible price of war, Alex learns the art of espionage, leading to life-and-death missions behind enemy lines and a long career as a spy in exotic places and historic times. Spy follows Alex's extraordinary adventures in World War II and afterward in India, Pakistan, Morocco, Hong Kong, Moscow, and Washington, D.C., when her husband, Richard, enters the foreign service and both become witnesses to a rapidly changing world from post-war to Cold War. She lives life on the edge, with a secret she must always keep hidden
Review
Once presented to King George V and Queen Mary in satin and lace, Alexandra Wickham joins the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry but is soon on to bigger things: easily conversant in French and German, she is drafted to become a secret agent, a job she must hide from family, friends, and lovers. After World War II, she's off to India, Pakistan, Morocco, Hong Kong, Moscow, and finally Washington, DC. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed 06/01/2019) (Library Journal, vol 144, issue 5, p79)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10822476
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steel, Danielle
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Women spies
Target audience
adult
Label
Spy : a novel, Danielle Steel, (large print)
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Large Print edition.
Extent
335 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593168189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Spy : a novel, Danielle Steel, (large print)
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Large Print edition.
Extent
335 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780593168189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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