A Jew, a Woman and Churchill's Favorite Spy: Christine Granville, Flesh-and-blood Hero

A biography of Granville, nom de guerre of a Polish-Jewish woman who worked behind enemy lines for British intelligence in World War II, presents her neither as femme fatale nor woman in distress - but as the hero she is.

"The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville," by Clare Mulley. St. Martin’s/Dunne, 432 pages, $26.99