3rd imp., 1966. 181 pp., 12 photo-plates. D.j., 22 x 14cm. Light foxing to d.j., small label to f.e.p., o/w V.G. Cynthia was one of the most outstanding secret agents who served the allied cause during World War II. She figures briefly in the author's earlier book, The Quiet Canadian, but as at that time she was still alive she was referred to only by her codename and no clue to her personal identity was given. A few months before her death, the author obtained from Cynthia the authentic details of her extraordinary life as well as permission to recount it and to disclose her real name. The amazing story of this female spy is told here by a man who knew her well and whose association with her dates from the time of her greatest wartime achievements, which included the capture of the Italian and Vichy French naval ciphers in Washington.