I am a big fun of books and I have chosen some of them which I like the most. I think all of you will like them too. When I started to prepare this post I was surprised that these books got such good reviews. Below there are three of favorite books I have read recently.
The Spy Who Loved: the Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville, Britain’s First Female Special Agent of World War II. Clare Mulley
This book makes me laugh, cry, and often I find it just breathtaking. This is a story about Krystyna Skarbek who became a British spy during the Second World War. This seems a typical story about spies but it is not if you bare in mind that she was a woman and at that time women were not accepted as spies.
Reviewers described a spy’s life as thrilling. The book received excellent reviews in the British, American, Canadian and Polish press.
Review from the NYTimes:
“Christine Granville was one of the bravest, toughest and strangest secret agents of World War II. Her feats of derring-do included acting as a courier in Nazi-occupied Europe, parachuting into France in support of the Allied invasion and rescuing three of her comrades from certain execution.
She was said to be Winston Churchill’s favorite spy — a considerable accolade given how much Britain’s wartime prime minister liked spies.
She may have been the model for Vesper Lynd, the female agent in Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, “Casino Royale.” She won medals for bravery from both Britain and France. Men found her irresistible, and she did very little to resist them.”
More information about book you can find here: http://www.claremulley.com/
Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs
It is a very engaging thriller where an investigation is supported with an accurate analysis of an anthropology research. I will definitely go for more books by Kathy Reichs.
It’s June in Montreal, and Tempe looks forward to a relaxing weekend. She had a hard time with her marriage and work. She left her marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the demanding assignment of the director of the forensic anthropology department in Quebec.
But first, she must see a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. Once she sees the decomposed and decapitated corpse in plastic bags, she knows that she will spend the weekend in the crime lab. Tempe must identify the victim.
Who is that person with the reddish hair and a small bone structure which was found in the bags?
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II Denise Kiernan
An incredible true story of the top-secret World War II town in Tennessee. The story where some young women decided to help their country and secretly built an atomic bomb.
On the internet there are plenty of reviews and all of them are wonderfully written. I totally agree with all the positive comments about the book accurate reflection of the times, and I loved getting to know “the girls”.
Some of the reviews:
“The best kind of nonfiction: marvelously reported, fluidly written, and a remarkable story… As meticulous and brilliant as it is compulsively readable.” —Karen Abbott, author of Sin in the Second City
“Kiernan has amassed a deep reservoir of intimate details of what life was like for women living in the secret city…Rosie, it turns out, did much more than drive rivets.” —The Washington Post
More information you can find here: http://www.girlsofatomiccity.com/