Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Christine Wells's "One Woman’s War"

Christine Wells writes historical fiction featuring strong, fascinating women. From early childhood, she drank in her father’s tales about the real kings and queens behind popular nursery rhymes and she has been a keen student of history ever since. She began her first novel while working as a corporate lawyer, and has gone on to write about periods ranging from Georgian England to post World War II France. Wells is passionate about helping other writers learn the craft and business of writing fiction and enjoys mentoring and teaching workshops whenever her schedule permits. She loves dogs, running, the beach and fossicking for antiques and lives with her family in Brisbane, Australia.

Here Wells dreamcasts an adaptation of her latest novel, One Woman’s War:
One Woman’s War is about a young woman called Paddy Bennett, who inspired the character of Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond novels, and her involvement in a World War II intelligence operation known as “Operation Mincemeat”.

For the main character, Paddy Bennett, I envisage someone like Jenna Coleman, who gave a stellar performance in The Cry, although she is better known for her role in Victoria.

For the part of Ian Fleming, I thought Johnny Flynn was perfect in that role in the movie Operation Mincemeat. I am not sure I could do better.

For Friedl Gärtner, the Austrian double agent who puts Operation Mincemeat in jeopardy, I would choose someone blonde, glamorous, intelligent and sexy. Maybe Birgitte Hjort Sørensen or Nicole Kidman.
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--Marshal Zeringue