Your Cat Could Be a Spy (It's True!)
This work describes famous episodes of courage and cunning through the ages; spy craft and spy gadgets. Discover the top secret world of secret agents, from the Ancient Romans to the Cold War and beyond. This is the fifteenth book in the fantastic non-fiction series, "It's True". Psst! "It's True"! This is the best book on spies you'll ever read! Spy on the spies and go undercover in history! Did you know that the creator of fictional spy James Bond was a secret agent himself? One Saxon king got information while singing love songs in the enemy camp. An Australian spy (a man) steered a ship through a storm wearing only a pink negligee. The CIA plotted against Cuban dictator Castro's beard. A brave ex-slave sent information to the Union Army during the American Civil war by hanging up her washing. If you think these stories are way out, wait till you decode the rest of the top-secret information in "It's True! Your Cat Could Be A Spy."
'the It's True!nonfiction series... must surely be the funkiest, attention-grabbing titles on any bookshelf...loads of utterly fascinating information and trivia delivered in a most engaging flip style. Great fun yet authoritatively researched...Cover to cover, they are simply irresistible.' Magpies20:3 July 2005'full of interesting and quirky information on spying...Humorous touches abound...a strong addition to the series.' AB&PDecember 2005/January 2006'reference books with the interest of fiction'Ballarat Courier2 September 2006
Sue Bursztynski grew up in Melbourne Sue Bursztynski grew up in Melbourne's beachside suburbs and still lives there, around the corner from where she spent her teens, though she has travelled and lived overseas. She discovered writing and storytelling early in primary school, when her teachers put her up in front of the class to tell stories while they got on with their marking and other work. Most of Sue's writing is for children but she also writes science fiction and fantasy. She has no special qualifications to write about spies, but she grew up in the 1960s, when the Americans and Russians were using all sorts of gadgets to spy on each other. Sue says, 'I like fiction, but there are so many true stories about spies and spying that are even weirder than fiction, I just couldn't resist telling some of them!