am 29. Juli 2013
In a long time, I haven’t read a book that captured me like this one. That’s partly due to the really breathtaking events themselves – the daughter of a renowned Sufi becoming an agent in France during World War II – and partly because Noor Inayat Khan seems to have been such a special, gentle, conscientious personality. Just imagine a spy who refuses to lie even in captivity, even to the enemy, because during her Sufi upbringing she was taught to always tell the truth! I liked the way the book is written, too, only in the later parts I skipped some pages where the author delivers a bit too many details on the strategies and meeting points of the spies etc. But all in all a book that was deeply touching, sometimes thought provoking, and – I almost daren’t say – even thrilling, although one knows that in the end the story doesn’t end well.