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Not to be confused with Noor Inayat Khan.

Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan is a book written by Sufiya Ahmed. It was her first book for the My Story series. It was the first book in the third relaunch of the series and the fifty-fourth overall. Scholastic UK published it on August 6, 2020. The book was followed by Judy Hepburn's Ignatius Sancho.


"For Rehan, who loves tales of heroes."

Book description[]

""Remember that you too have the blood of the tiger running through your veins. Freedom is in your blood."
It's 1940 and hundreds of families are being forced to flee Nazi-occupied France. Noor and her family leave Paris for England, where Noor signs up to the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force despite her mother's wishes. Her talents are noticed and she is chosen to join Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive.
Noor returns to France, but this time as a secret agent. Can she keep her true identity hidden, report her findings back to London and help the Allies win the war?



Main article: List of Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan characters


Main article: Sufiya Ahmed

Sufiya Ahmed is a British-Indian children's author. Much of her work draws inspiration from her heritage. Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan was her first book for My Story. She later penned Princess Sophia Duleep Singh for the series. In an interview, Ahmed stated that she has always been fascinated with Noor and felt that it was important to write about her for a children's audience.[2]



  • The cover of the book was illustrated by Euan Cook.[4]


See also[]

My Story

The Hunger | Voyage on the Great Titanic | The Crystal Palace | Blitz | My Tudor Queen | Twentieth-Century Girl
The Great Plague | The '45 Rising | Civil War | Trafalgar | The Trenches | Battle of Britain | Mill Girl | Transported
Armada | Crimea | Bloody Tower | Indian Mutiny | Zulu War | Mayflower | Agincourt | Suffragette | Waterloo | Slave Girl
Flying Ace | Anne Boleyn and Me | D-Day | Victorian Workhouse | Spy Smuggler | Desert Danger | War Nurse
U-Boat Hunter | The Queen's Spies

1st relaunch

Princess of Egypt | Pompeii | Road to War | Roman Invasion | Viking Blood | Highway Girl | Sophie's Secret War
The Storm to Come | The Sweep's Boy | The Fall of the Blade | Pyramid of Secrets | Factory Girl | Dodger!
No Way Back | Wartime Princess | London Stories | Berlin Olympics | Lady Jane Grey | Nowhere to Run

2nd relaunch

Codename Céline

3rd relaunch

Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan | Ignatius Sancho | Princess Sophia Duleep Singh | Mary Prince

My Royal Story

Victoria | Anastasia | Cleopatra | Marie Antoinette | Elizabeth | Mary, Queen of Scots | Henry VIII's Wives

My True Story

What If They Find Us? | Hero at Dunkirk | Standing Alone | Give Us the Vote!

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