In his new novel, Paulo Coelho brings to life one of history’s most enigmatic women: Mata Hari.
When Mata Hari arrived in Paris she was penniless. Soon she was feted as the most elegant woman in the city.
A dancer who shocked and delighted audiences; a confidant and courtesan who bewitched the era’s richest and most powerful men.
As paranoia consumed a country at war, Mata Hari’s lifestyle brought her under suspicion. In 1917 she was arrested in her hotel room on the Champs Elysees and accused of espionage.