A Very Dangerous Woman: The Lives, Loves and Lies of Russia's Most Seductive Spy

A Very Dangerous Woman: The Lives, Loves and Lies of Russia's Most Seductive Spy

by Deborah McDonald, Jeremy Dronfield

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780747088
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 06/16/2015
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Deborah McDonald is the author of Clara Collet 1860-1948: An Educated Working Woman and The Prince, His Tutor and the Ripper: The Evidence Linking James Kenneth Stephen to the Whitechapel Murders. She lives on the Isle of Wight.

Jeremy Dronfield is a multifaceted writer, biographer and novelist. His books include the bestselling novel The Locust Farm, Resurrecting Salvador, Burning Blue and the critically acclaimed The Alchemist’s Apprentice. He is also co-author of several historical biographies, including a life of Dr James Barry, the 19th-century surgeon who was discovered to be a woman in disguise.

Table of Contents

Map vii

Descendants of Ignatiy Zakrevsky viii

Illustration Credits ix

Preface xi

Prologue 1

Part 1 Flouting All Conventions: 1916-1918

1 The Eve of Revolution 5

2 Choosing Sides 17

3 Red Winter 34

4 The British Agent 41

5 'What Children We Were' 53

6 Passion and Intrigue 65

7 Old Enemies, Strange Alliances 79

8 A Hair's Breadth from War 92

9 Across the Border 103

Part 2 Love and Survival: 1918-1919

10 The Lockhart Plot 117

11 The Knock on the Door in the Night 132

12 Sacrificial Offering 143

13 The End of Everything… 160

14 Se Metrre en Quatre 169

Part 3 In Exile: 1919-1924

15 'We're All Iron Now' 185

16 Baroness Budberg 202

17 One Perfect Thing 216

Part 4 England: 1924-1946

18 Love and Anger 227

19 Not Such a Fool 244

20 A Cheat and a Liar 260

21 The Mysterious Death of Maxim Gorky 270

22 A Very Dangerous Woman 281

23 'Secretly Working for the Russians' 290

Part 5 Moura's Salon: 1946-1974

24 The Movie Mogul 305

25 A Russian Patriot 315

26 … The End of Everything 327

Notes 341

Bibliography 384

Index 393

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