What a wild life: New York woman’s rise from model to spy to countess

“The Princess Spy: The True Story of World War II Spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones” by Larry Loftis; Atria Books (384 pages, $25.49) ––– First, she was a small-town girl turned Manhattan model, sporting the latest Hattie Carnegie designs. Later, she was the Countess of Romanones, a royal jet-setter who partied with Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy. And in-between? A secret agent for the U.S. government, spying on Nazis in Franco’s Spain and Communists in Cold War Europe while fending off the advances of German spies and lovesick matadors. Any one of Griffith’s three lives could have …

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