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Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library will host a free event featuring best-selling nonfiction author Larry Loftis at the Old Town Newhall Library on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m.

Loftis is the author of the best-selling nonfiction books “Into the Lion’s Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov: World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond,” and “Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy.”

Loftis will discuss his two novels, then follow with a Q&A session and a book signing.

“Into the Lion’s Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov: World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond” is an international bestseller and tells the story of Dusko Popov, a globe-trotting double agent during World War II who inspired the character of James Bond.

“Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WWII’s Most Highly Decorated Spy,” covers the extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love with her commanding officer during World War II.

Copies of both books will be available at the event for purchase or may be purchased at the Valencia Barnes & Noble bookstore.

The Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library support the library through advocacy, volunteer service, supplemental funding and fostering a close relationship between the library and the community.

All proceeds from three bookstores and fundraising efforts support programming for the Santa Clarita Public Library.

The Old Town Newhall Library is located at 24500 Main Street in Newhall 91321. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. No reservations are required to attend.

For more information, please visit SantaClaritaFOL.com or contact the Friends of Santa Clarita Public Library by email at friends@santaclaritalibrary.com.

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