Wednesday, 7 July 2010

The name's Bond, Jane Bond...

When spies are on their missions, nothing seems more dangerous, more glamorous - yet in the cold light of day, when all has been revealed, they almost look comical. So it was for the alleged group of Russian spies recently arrested in America, who leave tales of false identities, slightly feeble passwords and secret meetings, creating intrigue similar to that seen in the height of the Cold War. One such spy is a woman, and although some might consider it an unusual profession for a female, it appears as a recurring motif in many modern books. Here is a quiz on women spies in literature.

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