A great Telegraph obituary of Baroness Park of Monmouth (Daphne Park) a former spy, who has died aged 88 after an amazing, daredevil career that took her to Russia, Vietnam and the Congo.
“It's been a huge
advantage during my professional career that I've always looked like a
cheerful, fat missionary. It wouldn't be any use if you went around looking sinister, would it?”
More recently she was an active, campaigning member of the House of Lords.