One of the most celebrated writer has brought life to history’s most enigmatic women -Mata Hari
“I don’t know if the future will remember me, but if it does, may it never see me as a victim, but as someone who moved forward with courage, fearlessly paying the price had to pay”
The story was not new to me as I was always very fascinated by Mata Hari and read a lot of articles about her before picking up this book ,but this book is written in first person as a form of a letter by Mata Hari telling her story to her lawyer, and with Paulo cohelo’s style of writing and all his beautiful quotes he brings this story to a next level,which was very much needed because everyone know the story and how it ends here,so only the writing style can entice you,
Would I recommend this ? If you like history and open minded ,definitely!
Category: Historical Fiction | Literary Fiction
Published by Vintage
Published on Jun 27, 2017
Summary: Born as Margaretha Geertruida Zelle,raped by her school principal,lost her mother later married to Rudolf John MacLeod an army captain and twenty years her senior ,she was mother to his two children but the marriage was an overall disappointment,her husband was an alcoholic and regularly beated her,but her life moved around 360 degree when she goes to Paris ,went there penniless but Promiscuous, flirtatious, and openly flaunting her body, Mata Hari captivated her audiences and was an overnight success,within weeks she became the talk of the tabloids and favourite courtesan of all the rich and powerful but her life get another huge turn when the world goes all bad with the world war 2 and she starts as a spy as she was always close to rich and powerful but for this she paid the ultimate price,