‘A Woman of No Importance’ by Sonia Purnell

“A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II” is penned by Sonia Purnell, author of the excellent biography “Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill.” Here she shines a light on Virginia Hall, an American woman who became known as “the Madonna of the mountains” for her heroic actions during the war — she was, at one point, the Nazis’ most-wanted Allied agent in France. “If Virginia Hall herself remains something of an enigma — a testament, perhaps, to the skills that allowed her to live in the shadows for so long — the extraordinary facts of her life are brought onto the

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