About this book
A literary thriller set in wartime Cambridge and Cold War London, from the author of "Inside The Whale", which was shortlisted for a Costa Award. Based on the true story of Melita Norwood, who was exposed as a Soviet spy in her eighties. Explores spies, WWII, the Cold War, Hiroshima and Communism, and also involves a love story. With appeal to fans of William Boyd, Sadie Jones, John le Carre and Nicole Krauss.
Joan Stanley has a secret. She is a loving mother, a doting grandmother, and leads a quiet, unremarkable life in the suburbs. Then one morning there is a knock on the door, and suddenly the past she has been so keen to hide for the last fifty years threatens to overturn her comfortable world.
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