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A very dangerous woman : the lives, loves and lies of Russia's most seductive spy, Deborah McDonald and Jeremy Dronfield

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A very dangerous woman : the lives, loves and lies of Russia's most seductive spy
Title
A very dangerous woman
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the lives, loves and lies of Russia's most seductive spy
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Deborah McDonald and Jeremy Dronfield
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eng
Summary
  • Grippingly narrated, this is the first biography of Moura Budberg to use the full range of previously unexamined letters, diaries and documents. An incredible true story of passion, espionage and double crossing that encircled the globe, A Very Dangerous Woman brings her extraordinary world vividly to life with dramatic resonances to rival the most sensational novel
  • In January 1918, the British adventurer, diplomat, and secret agent Robert Bruce Lockhart arrived in Revolutionary Russia. His official mission: Britain's envoy to the new Bolshevik government. His true mission: to create a network of agents, plot the assassination of Lenin, and overthrow the Bolsheviks. A dashing charmer, he soon got to know the aristocratic socialite, hedonist, and notorious seductress Moura Zakrevskaya. The two fell in love and began a passionate affair. But what Lockhart didn't know was that Moura was spying on him for the Bolsheviks. What Moura didn't know was that, as Lockhart's plot unraveled and he was seized, she would sell herself to save him from the firing squad. Fleeing to England, Moura discovered a life of exile, a string of new lovers -- including Maxim Gorky and H. G. Wells -- and playing off the Russian and British governments as she spied for both. Through all this she clung to the hope that Lockhart would finally be able to return to her. Deborah McDonald's sensational retelling of Moura's extraordinary life opens up a world of revolution and espionage where survival means sacrificing more than just love and loyalty
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
947.084092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
A very dangerous woman : the lives, loves and lies of Russia's most seductive spy, Deborah McDonald and Jeremy Dronfield
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A very dangerous woman : the lives, loves and lies of Russia's most seductive spy, Deborah McDonald and Jeremy Dronfield
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [384]-391) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Flouting all conventions: 1916-1918 -- Part 2: Love and survival: 1918-1919 -- Part 3: In exile: 1919-1924 -- Part 4: England: 1924-1946 -- Part 5: Moura's salon: 1946-1974
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15988081
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24 cm
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Extent
xvi, 400 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781780747972
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illustrations, map, portraits, genealogical table
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  • (Sirsi) a3466317
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  • 15988081
  • (NLNZils)1723265
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