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Join Sonia Purnell as she discusses her latest book A Woman of No Importance, the astonishing but true-life tale of Virginia Hall. Hall, a young American socialite with a wooden leg, was a female spy in WWII who helped fan the flames of French Resistance. The rights to the book have already been sold to Paramount for a major film starring Daisy Ridley.
A journalist and bestselling author, Purnell is known for her lively writing style and meticulous research with a growing readership across the world. Her first book – the unauthorized biography of Boris Johnson titled Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition – was long-listed for the Orwell prize in 2011. Her second book, First Lady in the U.K. and Clementine in the U.S. (a finalist for the Plutarch prize), revealed for the first time the vital role played in Winston Churchill’s career by his wife Clementine and has been optioned to be made into a Hollywood movie.
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