By Deborah McDonald, Jeremy Dronfield
Secret agent, adventurer, charismatic seductress and mistress of 2 of the century’s maximum writers, the Russian aristocrat Baroness Moura Budberg was once born in 1892 to indulgence, excitement and selfishness. yet after she met the British diplomat and undercover agent Robert Bruce Lockhart, she sacrificed every thing for romance, in basic terms to be betrayed.
When Lockhart arrived in progressive Russia in 1918, his authentic venture was once Britain’s envoy to the recent Bolshevik govt, but his actual task was once to create a community of brokers and plot the downfall of Lenin. Lockhart quickly acquired to understand Moura they usually begun a passionate affair, even supposing Moura was once spying on him for the Bolsheviks. but if Lockhart’s plot unravelled, she may forsake every little thing in an try to shield him from Lenin’s mystery police. Fleeing to a lifetime of exile in England and taking a string of latest fanatics, together with Maxim Gorky and H. G. Wells, Moura later spied for Stalin and for Britain amidst the internet of scandal surrounding the Cambridge spies. via all this she clung to the wish that Lockhart may eventually go back to her.
Grippingly narrated, this is often the 1st biography of Moura Budberg to take advantage of the total diversity of formerly unexamined letters, diaries and records. an important precise tale of ardour, espionage and double crossing that encircled the globe, A Very harmful Woman brings her remarkable international vividly to existence with dramatic resonances to rival the main sensational novel.
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A Very Dangerous Woman: The Lives, Loves and Lies of Russia’s Most Seductive Spy by Deborah McDonald, Jeremy Dronfield