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Mrs. Bond: The True Role of Female Spies During the First World War

  • Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave. Altoona, WI, 54720 (map)

Anna Lee Huber


This event is co-sponsored by Altoona Public Library.

When someone mentions female spies, especially during the era of World War I, often the only names they can recall are either the notorious femme fatale Mata Hari or the saintly nurse Edith Cavell. However, the real role of women in espionage was far more varied and prevalent. These real unsung heroes of the Great War formed the basis for  Anna Lee Huber’s fictional heroine—Verity Kent—and parts of their tales and exploits have found their way onto the page in her adventures. Huber will explore the fact and fiction behind these female secret agents, explore the spy rings with which they worked behind enemy lines, and examine their lives after the guns fell silent.

>> Our book sales committee will have copies of Treacherous Is the Night available for purchase at this event. Please join us for an autographing session following the presentation.

ANNA LEE HUBER, winner of the 2018 Daphne du Maurier Award, is author of the national best-selling Lady Darby Mysteries, the Verity Kent Mysteries, and the Gothic Myths series, as well as the forthcoming anthology The Deadly Hours. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she majored in music and minored in psychology.