A biography of a remarkable woman who for many years was President of the Society for Promoting the Training of Women (now Futures for Women) has just been published. ‘Queen of Spies’ is a biography of Baroness Daphne Park, who was one of the first women to undertake a fully operational role in the Secret Intelligence Service culminating in her appointment as Controller Western Hemisphere in 1975, the highest post ever occupied by a woman. After retiring from SIS in 1979 Baroness P ark was elected Principal of Somerville College, Oxford, where she remained until 1989. BaronessPark died in 2010 aged 88 years.
“Queen of Spies” is written by Paddy Hayes and published by Duckworth Overlook.