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Jean Overton Fuller (7 March 1915 - 8 April 2009) was a British author best known for her book Madeleine, the story of Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan, GC, MBE, CdG, an Indian heroine of World War II.

Jean Overton Fuller was born in England on March 7th 1915, the posthumous and only child of an Indian Army officer. Brought up to think for herself by her mother, who was an artist, and a grandfather who was a retired Army doctor she early developed a wide field of interests. Following a short-lived career as a repertory actress she studied phonetics, linguistics and astronomy, and graduated with honours [1] from the University of London.

Jean Overton Fuller was a personal friend of the Inayat Khan family. During World War II, she was employed by the British Postal Censorship Office in London. At the end of hostilities, she travelled extensively throughout Europe, interviewing various people connected with Noor's tragic, yet inspiring life.

The resultant publication, Madeleine, published by Victor Gollancz Ltd. in 1952, was re-published in 1988 by East-West Publications in Rotterdam. This updated version contains some chapters, which were eliminated from the original manuscript, such as an in-depth exploration of Tipu Sultan, Noor's ancestor.

Following the book's publication, Fuller continued extensive researches into the history of the wartime SOE French networks, interviewing many of the people involved - British and French, as well as Germans - in order to find who was responsible for betraying Noor and her fellow agents. Her results were published in the 1958 "Double Webs" (Putnam & Co).

Until the publication of Shrabani Basu's Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan (Sutton Publishing, 2006), Fuller's book was considered to be the definitive biography of Noor Inayat Khan.

Fuller also wrote several other biographies, notably of Shelley, Swinburne and Sir Francis Bacon, and a book detailing her theory of Jack the Ripper's true identity being Walter Richard Sickert, an English painter.

Jean Overton Fuller's memoirs were published in 2007 by Michael Russell, Wilby, Norwich under the title "Driven To It, An Autobiography".

She died in Kettering on April 8th 2009 at the age of ninety-four.

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Total Books: 46
The Magical Dilemma of Victor Neuburg
2005 - The Magical Dilemma of VIctor Neuburg (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781869928797
ISBN-10: 1869928792

Sickert and the Ripper Crimes The 1888 Ripper Murders and the Artist Walter Richard Sickert
The German Penetration of SOE France 1941-1944
1997 - The German Penetration of Soe France 1941-1944 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780704102613
ISBN-10: 0704102617

Sir Francis Bacon A biography
1994 - Sir Francis Bacon a Biography (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780704102569
ISBN-10: 0704102560

Magical Dilemma of Victor Neuburg The
1990 - Magical Dilemma of VIctor Neuburg The (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781869928124
ISBN-10: 1869928121
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan
1988 - Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan [Madeline] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780856920677
ISBN-10: 0856920673
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction

The Comte De Saint-Germain Last Scion of the House of Rakoczy
1988 - The Comte De Saint-germain Last Scion of the House of Rakoczy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780856921148
ISBN-10: 0856921149
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Conversations with a Captor
1973 - Conversations with a Captor (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780903394017
ISBN-10: 0903394014

Starr Affair
1973 - Starr Affair (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780704100046
ISBN-10: 0704100045

Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan Madeleine
Noor-un-nisa Inayat Khan Madeleine (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780214653056
ISBN-10: 0214653056

Swinburne A Critical Biography
Swinburne a Critical Biography (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780701113100
ISBN-10: 0701113103
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Swinburne A Biography
Swinburne a Biography (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780701114626
ISBN-10: 0701114622

Sir Francis Bacon
Sir Francis Bacon (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780856920691
ISBN-10: 085692069X

Blavatsky and Her Teachers
Blavatsky and Her Teachers (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780856921711
ISBN-10: 0856921718
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction

Dericourt (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780859551496
ISBN-10: 0859551490
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Driven to It An Autobiography
Driven to It an Autobiography (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780859553063
ISBN-10: 085955306X

Bombed Years
Bombed Years (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780861490219
ISBN-10: 0861490215

Psychism of Leo Or More Often Than by Chance
Psychism of Leo or More Often Than By Chance (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780903394420
ISBN-10: 0903394421

Cats and Other Immortals
Cats and Other Immortals (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780903394987
ISBN-10: 0903394987

Joan Grant Winged Pharaoh [Theosophical History Occasional Papers, Volume II] (Paperback)
Cyril Scott and a Hidden School Towards the Peeling of an Onion [Theosophical History Occasional Papers Vol VII] (Paperback)
Krishnamurti Der Geist weht wo er will
Krishnamurti Der Geist Weht Wo Er Will (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783894271497
ISBN-10: 3894271493