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            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy

            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Macintyre, Ben

            • RRP: $40.00
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            The incredible story of the greatest female spy in history, from one of Britain's most acclaimed historians - available for pre-order now In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1944, a thin, and unusually elegant, housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usua...l bike ride. A devoted mother-of-three, attentive wife and friendly neighbour, Sonya Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity. However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, Sonya was heading for the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific secrets from a nuclear physicist. Secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the atomic bomb. Far from an obedient homemaker, Sonya Burton was a dedicated communist, a decorated colonel and a veteran spy who risked her life to keep the Soviet Union in the nuclear arms race. Her husband was also a Soviet agent and her children had three different fathers from lovers she'd encountered throughout her incredible career. In Mrs Burton, Ben Macintyre reveals the astonishing story behind the most important woman spy in history and the huge emotional cost that came with being a mother, a wife, and a secret agent at once.
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            ISBN 9780241408513
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy
             

            Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy (Hardback)

            By Macintyre, Ben

            • RRP: $55.00
            • $41.25
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            • Pub Date
              3 Dec 20

            The incredible story of the greatest female spy in history, from one of Britain's most acclaimed historians - available for pre-order now In the quiet Cotswolds village of Great Rollright in 1944, a thin, and unusually elegant, housewife emerged from her cottage to go on her usua...l bike ride. A devoted mother-of-three, attentive wife and friendly neighbour, Sonya Burton seemed to epitomise rural British domesticity. However, rather than pedalling towards the shops with her ration book, Sonya was heading for the Oxfordshire countryside to gather scientific secrets from a nuclear physicist. Secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the atomic bomb. Far from an obedient homemaker, Sonya Burton was a dedicated communist, a decorated colonel and a veteran spy who risked her life to keep the Soviet Union in the nuclear arms race. Her husband was also a Soviet agent and her children had three different fathers from lovers she'd encountered throughout her incredible career. In Agent Sonya, Ben Macintyre reveals the astonishing story behind the most important woman spy in history and the huge emotional cost that came with being a mother, a wife, and a secret agent at once.
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            ISBN 9780241408506
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Book Collectors of Daraya: A Band of Syrian Rebels, Their Underground Library, and the Stories that Carried Them Through a War

            The Book Collectors of Daraya: A Band of Syrian Rebels, Their Underground Library, and the Stories that Carried Them Through a War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Minoui, Delphine

            • RRP: $39.99
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            A compelling story of how a group of young people found hope in the midst of the Syrian war.

            ISBN 9781529012323
            Released NZ 29 Oct 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            War in the Shadows: Resistance, Deception and Betrayal in Occupied France
             

            War in the Shadows: Resistance, Deception and Betrayal in Occupied France (Hardback)

            By Marnham, Patrick

            • RRP: $42.99
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            • Pub Date
              5 Jan 21

            Courage and betrayal in Occupied France, involving British Intelligence, the Gestapo and the French Resistance

            ISBN 9781786078094
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Unbroken

            Unbroken (Paperback)

            By Hillenbrand, Laura

            • RRP: $26.99
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            From the author of the bestselling and much-loved 'Seabiscuit', an extraordinary true story of courage and survival.

            ISBN 9780007378036
            Released NZ 16 Jan 2012
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            424 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Infiltrators: The Lovers Who Led Germany's Resistance Against the Nazis
             

            The Infiltrators: The Lovers Who Led Germany's Resistance Against the Nazis (Hardback, Main)

            By Ohler, Norman

            • RRP: $49.83
            • $49.83
            • Internationally sourced

            The incredible true story of two idealistic young lovers who led the anti-Nazi resistance in the darkening heart of Berlin, by the author of the internationally bestselling Blitzed.

            ISBN 9781838952112
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Songs of a War Boy: Teen Edition
             

            Songs of a War Boy: Teen Edition (Paperback)

            By Adut, Deng Thiak; Mckelvey, Ben

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            The teen edition of the bestselling biography of Deng Adut - Sudanese child soldier, refugee, Australian lawyer, and man of hope. For readers aged 12+

            ISBN 9780734419620
            Published NZ 23 Jul 2019
            Publisher Lothian Publishing Company
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Availability
            419 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Battle Scars: A Story of War and All That Follows
             

            Battle Scars: A Story of War and All That Follows (Paperback)

            By Fox, Jason

            • RRP: $29.50
            • $22.40
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            --- What readers are saying: `Outstanding' *****`Inspiring' *****`Humbling' *****`Remarkable' *****`Courageous' *****`Moving' *****`Truthful' *****`Riverting' *****`Inspiring' *****`An absolute must-read' *****

            ISBN 9780552176019
            Released NZ 16 May 2019
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
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            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot
              

            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot (Hardback)

            By Beaver, Paul

            • RRP: $80.99
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            • Pub Date
              18 May 21

            The extraordinary life of Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown - aviator, record-breaker, and Britain's greatest pilot

            ISBN 9780718186708
            Released NZ 18 May 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            My Name Is Selma: The remarkable memoir of a Jewish Resistance fighter and Ravensbruck survivor
             

            My Name Is Selma: The remarkable memoir of a Jewish Resistance fighter and Ravensbruck survivor (Hardback)

            By van de Perre, Selma

            • RRP: $40.00
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            • Pub Date
              17 Nov 20

            Using fake ID, she travelled around the country delivering resistance newsletters, sharing information, keeping up morale - doing what she later explained 'had to be done'.In July 1944 her luck ran out and she was transported to Ravensbruck, the women's concentration camp, as a p...olitical prisoner.
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            ISBN 9781787633988
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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