Spy Princess Reviews

"This is a story that deserves retelling almost sixty years after the award of a posthumous George Cross … a welcome addition to a field of study that will doubtless continue." Times Literary Supplement

"This moving book tells a powerful, sad story about a girl who found it impossible to remain just a girl." -- Hindustan Times

"The book makes for compelling reading. Its sensitive narrative makes it a gripping account." -- Asian Age

"Sixty years after her death at the hands of the Nazis … the book reveals the life of the war hero that Britain forgot." Eastern Eye

"Shrabani Basu's story of Noor Inayat Khan's life and heroic sacrifice has been painstakingly researched and told with great compassion and deep respect. It is a story of supreme courage worth reading again and again and repeating." Worker's Publication Centre

"I picked this book because it's an incredible story crying to be told. Noor is a fascinating woman" -- Shyam Benegal

"This is not a story to be missed" -- M.R.D Foot

"One of the most inspirational stories of World War II... Reading this book is like watching a butterfly trapped in a net" Christopher Hudson, The Daily Mail

"Her thrilling but sad story is told in this book" -- Paul Callan, Daily Express

BBC Radio 4 " Woman's Hour -- Interview with Jenni Murray
Listen... " http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/womanshour/01/2006_09_wed.shtml

Interview with Author
Watch... " http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0Jg3kY6NkQ

"This is an absorbing true story…the story of a gentle Indian girl in brutal captivity has never been researched so completely." Outlook Magazine
Read more... " http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?231872

Author interview at Indian Summer Literature Festival, SFU Woodwards, Vancouver
Watch... " http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bim89t4xes8

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REVIEWS (Spy Princess, Page II)


"Basu pieces together Noor's life and brings to India a forgotten daughter" -- The Hindu

"The true life story of Noor Inayat Khan is the stuff legends are made of. It makes compelling reading" Khushwant Singh
More... " http://www.telegraphindia.com/1060708/asp/opinion/story_6448708.asp

"Moving and scrupulous biography ... Has pieced together Noor's story more fully and reliably than ever before. Thanks to her book, a new generation can grasp what Noor did, and how she did it, with much greater clarity" Boyd Tonkin, The Independent
hardback More... " http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/noor-anay...
paperback More... " http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/paperbacks...

"Shrabani Basu approaches this ... well-researched book with a cool head and a perceptive eye" " Phillip Knightley, Indian Express
More... " http://www.indianexpress.com/news/face-of-the-guerrilla/9055/0
"The Truth About India's Spy Princess" " Business Standard
More... " http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1659801/posts
"In Search of a Spy" " The Telegraph
More... " http://www.telegraphindia.com/1060715/asp/weekend/story_6460364.asp
"Story of an Unlikely Heroine" -- The Hindu
More... " http://www.thehindu.com/mag/2006/08/06/stories/2006080600080500.htm
"A Spark Out of Darkness" " Hindu Metro
More... " http://hindu.com/thehindu/mp/2006/07/03/stories/2006070301530100.htm
"The Spy Who Wowed All" " The Hindu
More... " http://www.hindu.com/2007/08/08/stories/2007080859220200.htm
"On The Trail of a Secret Agent" " Verve Magazine
More... " http://www.verveonline.com/51/life/speakingfull.shtml