Noor-Un-Nissa Inayat Khan

by Sufiya Ahmed

Ref: 16061

Only the second biography we have read of British hero and war spy, Inayat Khan- and certainly the fullest! An atmospheric retro cover opens up on a wonderfully fleshed out account of the dash and daring of Noor as she flees Nazi-occupied France for England, joins the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, only to then be singled out and headhunted for Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive. Awarded a blue plaque by English Heritage just this year (2020), Noor was the first female radio operator to be sent to France during World War II and was posthumously awarded the George Cross and the Croix de Guerre with Gold Star. Includes backnotes with key dates, further historical context and discussion questions. Age 9-12, Paperback 205pp