A Covert Affair

Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS

By Jennet Conant
(Thorndike Press, Hardcover, Large Print, 9781410437457, 689pp.)

Publication Date: May 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Compact Disc

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the April 2011 Indie Next List
“Long before she could cook, Julia Child and her future husband were stirring up adventure together in the OSS. In A Covert Affair, Jennet Conant uncovers a tale of intrigue and detente, both professional and personal. All the ingredients of a fun thriller are here: plenty of bad guys, lots of Bond-type girls, double-crosses, and threats from everywhere, plus action in jungles, cities, deserts. The woman who is best known for taking down a chicken with a knife even has a one-on-one unarmed battle with a rogue elephant!”
-- Geoffrey Jennings, Rainy Day Books, Fairway, KS

A stunning account of Julia Child's early life as an OSS agent in the Far East.

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