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Code name Lise : the true story of World War II's most highly decorated woman

by Loftis, Larry.

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"The extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II--perfect for fans of Unbroken, The Boys in the Boat, and Code Girls."--Provided by publisher.
Dramatis personae
Mission to Marseille
The briefcase
The kiss
Pearl of the French Alps
Grand Duke
The beam
They will send for you
Tick, tick
The Black Hollow
Viennese waltzes
All my love
Lily of the valley
The bunker
The slaughter
Still warm
Hunting the hunter
Fanning the damned
Completing the loop
Appendix: the soe official history affair.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "With evident sympathy, Loftis (Into the Lion's Mouth) tells a well-researched, novelistic story of a heroine and patriot whose face recently graced a postage stamp in the U.K. This exciting portrait of Odette Sansom, a French Mata Hari at the forefront of the Resistance, vividly captures her years in occupied France, complete with lively dialogue. Marriage to an Englishman finds Odette raising a family in Somerset when, at age 30, she is recruited by the spy branch of England's War Office, known as Special Operations Executive, or SOE, to help "set Europe ablaze." Loftis follows Odette as she undergoes rigorous training, assumes a new identity ("Lise"), and is shipped abroad. Guided by a strong moral imperative in her fight against Nazis, Odette risked her life on multiple occasions yet managed to cheat death each time; at one point she opines that nothing she endured could compare with the pain of being separated from her children. Meanwhile, she became entangled with her supervisor, Capt. Peter Churchill (no relation to Winston), and their love is the stuff of romance novels. Swift and entertaining, Loftis's work reads less like a biography and more like a thriller. Photos. Agent: Keith Urbahn, Javelin. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Odette, 1912-1995
Spies Great Britain Biography
Women spies Great Britain Biography
World War, 1939-1945 Secret service Great Britain
World War, 1939-1945 Underground movements France
Biography & Autobiography
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Gallery Books2019
Other Titles Code name Lise, the true story of World War II's most highly decorated woman
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781501198670
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