by Ben Macintyre 

The “master storyteller” (San Francisco Chronicle) behind the New York Times bestseller The Spy and the Traitor uncovers the true story behind the Cold War’s most intrepid female spy.

In 1942, in a quiet village in the leafy English Cotswolds, a thin, elegant woman lived in a small cottage with her three children and her husband, who worked as a machinist nearby. Ursula Burton was friendly but reserved, and spoke English with a slight foreign accent. By all accounts, she seemed to be living a simple, unassuming life. Her neighbors in the village knew little about her.

Interview with the Author

The Book Review
Hari Kunzru on Writing ‘Red Pill’
10/2/20        65 min

History Extra
Ben Macintyre on Agent Sonya – the greatest female spy in history
9/18/20        45 min

The Penguin Podcast
Ben Macintyre with Nihal Arthanayake
9/23/20       46 min

Agent Sonya: Moscow’s Most Daring Wartime Spy
9/29/20       66 min

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