A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS (Hardcover)

Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS

By Jennet Conant

Thorndike Press, 9781410437457, 689pp.

Publication Date: May 18, 2011

Summer 2012 Reading Group

“Long before she could cook, Julia Child and her future husband were stirring up adventure together in the OSS. In A Covert Affair, 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, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI
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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
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A stunning account of Julia Child's early life as an OSS agent in the Far East.
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