Fascinating history of espionage. Fell out of my chair on the revelation on Julia Childs. Learned about Graham Greene, W. Somerset Maugham, Lawrence of Arabia, Ian Fleming, Mata Hari (name really was based on Malay! Shocked! I always thought it was coincidence. Turns out that it may not actually be ‘sun’, but ‘Eye of the Dawn’, which I thought sounded better) and Chevalier d’Éon.
Very interesting indeed.