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Buxton International Festival

Ben Macintyre in conversation with Julian Glover

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Ursula Kuczynski Burton was a spymaster, saboteur, bomb-maker and secret agent. Codenamed ‘Agent Sonya’, her story had never been told.

From planning an assassination attempt on Hitler in Switzerland, to spying on the Japanese in Manchuria, to preventing nuclear war (or so she believed) by stealing the science of atomic weaponry from Britain to give to Moscow, Ursula conducted some of the most dangerous espionage operations of the twentieth century. Ben Macintyre delivers an exhilarating tale that is as fast-paced as any fiction.

  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £15