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    DescriptionThis is the riveting story of Noor Inayat Khan, the descendant of an Indian Prince Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore, who became a British secret agent for SOE during World War II. Shrabani Basu tells the moving story of Noor's life from her birth in Moscow - where her father was a Sufi preacher - to her capture by the Germans. Noor was one of only three women SOE awarded the George Cross and, under torture, revealed nothing but her name - but not her real name, nor her code name, just the name she used to register at SOE: Nora Baker. Kept in solitary confinement, chained between hand and feet and unable to walk upright, Noor existed on bowls of soup made from potato peelings. Ten months after she was captured, she was taken to Dachau and, on 13 September 1944, she was shot. Her last word was 'Liberte'.


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    Title
    Spy Princess
    Subtitle
    The Life of Noor Inayat Khan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Shrabani Basu
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780750950565
    ISBN 10: 0750950560
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: JPSH
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000, HIS027100, BIO017000, BIO006000
    DC22: 940.548641092
    Thema V1.0: JPSH, DNBH
    Illustrations note
    16 black and white
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sutton Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud
    Author Information
    Shrabani Basu is also the author of Curry: The Story of the Nation's Favourite Dish. She lives in London.
    Review quote
    ?The true life of Noor Inayat Khan is the stuff legends are made of. It makes for compelling reading, ? wrote novelist, Khushwant Singh about Spy Princess?. Christopher Hudson from the Daily Mail newspaper commented, ?It's one of the most inspirational stories of World War II; reading this book is like watching a butterfly trapped in a net.?