|The daughter of an English diplomat and a French woman, Marian Sutro speaks perfect French. She is tapped by the British government to become a secret agent in WWII and, after training in Scotland, is parachuted into France to help the Resistance. I found the book at bit "cold" at first; I wanted more descriptions and more conversations to bring the characters and setting to life. As we learn more about Marian, though, she was easier to like, and the book gets downright exciting toward the end. A foreword to the book says that of the 39 women who actually participated in this program, about a third didn't survive the war. Will Marian be one of them? Readers intrigued by this novel might also enjoy the feature film "Carve Her Name with Pride" which tells the true story of one of these women spies and can be found in the library's DVD collection.