un capítulo de mi vida

A chapter of my life

One expects a spy novel, not in vain it is about the author’s mother, the spy Alice Kohlmann, better known as Litzy Friedmann or Mrs. Philby during her marriage to the British spy Kim Philby, but she finds an intimate story that highlights the more personal side of a spy’s life and its manifestation in the family and personal sphere. The other side of a spy story: a myriad of unknowns, half stories, half truths… and all from Barbara Honigmann’s first-person view.