Girls Undercover: Violet Strange

Name: Violet Strange Occupation: Girl detective and debutante Location: New York City, 1899 As seen in: The Golden Slipper and Other Problems for Violet Strange, by Anna Katharine Green Violet Strange is a character, created by Anna Katharine Green for her mystery...

Girls Undercover: The Flying Squadron

Name: Many, lost to history Occupation: Courtesans, spies, high society women Location: France, 1547-1559 As seen in: a number of historical films and works of art, but few contemporary references When Catherine de Medici was queen of France – she was the wife of...

Girls Undercover: Civil War Spies

Name: Harriet Tubman, Pauline Cushman, others Occupation: Spies, soliders, etc. Location: United States of America, 1861-1865 War history is often full of the exploits of brave, white men. History books document the movements of generals, actions of presidents and...

Girls Undercover: Rosemary and Thyme

Name: Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme Occupation: Gardeners, amateur sleuths Location: England, and occasionally continental Europe As seen in: British television series Rosemary and Thyme Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme are accidental sleuths. Rosemary is an...

Girls Undercover: Julia Child

Name: Julia Child Occupation: French chef, senior civilian intelligence officer Location: Washington, D.C., and other locations As seen in: the television shows The French Chef, Baking with Julia, Julia and Jacques Cooking At Home, and as an adapted character played...

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