The Secret War of Julia Child

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5.5 X 8.25 X 0.72 inches | 0.0 pounds

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About the Author
Diana R. Chambers was born with a book in one hand and a passport in the other. She studied Asian art history at university, worked at a Paris translation agency, then began an export business in India. She is an experienced scriptwriter and has followed her stories around the world. Diana lives in Northern California and Aix-en-Provence, France, with her fellow-traveler husband, artist daughter, and feral cat, Marco Polo. Her latest novel, The Secret War of Julia Child, inspired by Julia's OSS service in WWII Asia, will be published by Sourcebooks Landmark October 22, 2024.
"A compelling story with an unexpected (and thoroughly delightful) heroine--Julia Child, who served with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS, the precursor to the CIA) during World War II. Chambers paints a vivid portrait of the tall, awkward Julia, who volunteers for a post in India, becomes involved in secret intelligence cases across Southeast Asia and China, and meets her future husband Paul Child. With riveting twists and turns, the novel's not only a vivid exploration of a lesser-known chapter in the life of one of America's most beloved personalities, it's also an impeccably researched roller-coaster ride, with spies, danger, deception, heroics, and romance." -- Susan Elia MacNeal, New York Times bestselling author
"Before there was a Julia Child, there was a Miss McWilliams...Julia McWilliams called herself a simple file clerk, but in truth, she lived and worked in situations steamy not just with heat, but with deceit, teeming with international spies and lies, wartime intrigue in which many lives were at stake...Chambers' impressive research informs this engaging novel--and yes, the food is spectacular!" -- Laura Kalpakian, author of American Cookery
"An exciting, little-known reveal of the story behind Julia Child's WWII service, showing her resilience and bravery. A must-read." -- Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author