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The Spy

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'Beautifully written and gripping'. Sunday Mirror When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Soon she was feted as the most elegant woman in the city. A dancer who shocked and delighted audiences, as a confidante and courtesan she bewitched the era's richest and most powerful men. But as paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari's lifestyle brought her under suspicion. In 1917 she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs Elysees and accused of espionage. Told in Mata Hari's voice through her final letter, The Spy is the unforgettable story of a woman who dared to break the conventions of her time, and paid the price.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 16mm | 151g
  • Cornerstone
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784756792
  • 9781784756796
  • 13,433

Review quote

"The fascinating story of her life is . . . beautifully written and gripping." * Sunday Mirror * "Coelho, whose books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, has taken the Mata Hara story and fashioned it into a short dynamo of a novel." * Los Angeles Times * "A striking novel. . . . By the end, readers will believe they've read [Mata Hari's] actual letters." * Publisher's Weekly * "Spiritualists and wanderlusts will eagerly devour . . . [Coelho's] search for all things meaningful." * Washington Post *show more

About Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho's life remains the primary source of inspiration for his books. He has flirted with death, escaped madness, dallied with drugs, withstood torture, experimented with magic and alchemy, studied philosophy and religion, read voraciously, lost and recovered his faith and experienced the pain and pleasure of love. In searching for his own place in the world, he has discovered answers for the challenges that everyone faces. He believes that, within ourselves, we have the necessary strength to find our own destiny. His novel The Alchemist has sold more than 65 million copies and has been cited as an inspiration by people as diverse as Malala Yousafzai and Pharrell Williams. Paulo Coelho's books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide. He is the writer with the most followers on social media and is the most translated living author in the world. He has won 115 international prizes and awards, has been a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters since 2002 and, in 2007, was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.show more

Review Text

"The fascinating story of her life is ... beautifully written and gripping." (Sunday Mirror)show more

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16,079 ratings
3.35 out of 5 stars
5 16% (2,589)
4 29% (4,590)
3 36% (5,765)
2 14% (2,243)
1 6% (892)
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