P&P Live! Ben Macintyre – Agent Sonya

Upcoming Event
Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 1:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Join us for a special international launch event with bestselling author Ben Macintyre as he introduces readers to AGENT SONYA. Macintyre will open up his archive for the first time, sharing exclusive photographs and documents from the life of one of the twentieth century's greatest spies. Signed copies available.

In 1942, in a quiet village in the leafy English Cotswolds, a thin, elegant woman lived in a small cottage with her three children and her husband, who worked as a machinist nearby. Ursula Burton was friendly but reserved, and spoke English with a slight foreign accent. By all accounts, she seemed to be living a simple, unassuming life. Her neighbors in the village knew little about her. They didn’t know that she was a high-ranking Soviet intelligence officer. They didn’t know that her husband was also a spy, or that she was running powerful agents across Europe. Behind the facade of her picturesque life, Burton was a dedicated Communist, a Soviet colonel, and a veteran agent, gathering the scientific secrets that would enable the Soviet Union to build the bomb.

This true-life spy story is a masterpiece about the woman code-named “Sonya.” Over the course of her career, she was hunted by the Chinese, the Japanese, the Nazis, MI5, MI6, and the FBI—and she evaded them all. Her story reflects the great ideological clash of the twentieth century—between Communism, Fascism, and Western democracy—and casts new light on the spy battles and shifting allegiances of our own times.

Ben Macintyre is a writer-at-large for The Times (U.K.) and the bestselling author of The Spy and the Traitor, A Spy Among Friends, Double Cross, Operation Mincemeat, Agent Zigzag, and Rogue Heroes, among other books. Macintyre has also written and presented BBC documentaries of his work.

As this event will take place on an international scale, the event link will be emailed to you on the day of the event. Thank you for joining P&P for this special launch!

Ticket + Book (U.S. Shipping): $34
Ticket + Book (Store Pickup): $29

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Non Fiction
Agent Sonya: Moscow's Most Daring Wartime Spy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593136300
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Published: Crown - September 15th, 2020

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