Was she Julia?

Stephen Spender

  • Code Name ‘Mary’: Memoirs of an American Woman in the Austrian Underground by Muriel Gardiner
    Yale, 200 pp, £10.95, May 1983, ISBN 0 300 02940 3

I suppose I should ‘declare an interest’. In 1934 I had a love affair, which is briefly related here, with the author, who has remained to this day one of my closest friends. I have written about this in World within World, where Muriel is called ‘Elizabeth’.

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