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KATE ATKINSON    Book Number: 88543    Product format: Hardback

Juliet Armstrong, working for the Schools section of BBC Radio in 1950, heads to Charlotte Street in her lunch hour and suddenly sees someone she knew during her war work for MI5 ten years earlier, Godfrey Toby, real name John Hazeldine. But to her astonishment he blanks her. Juliet has heard that in 1944 he had gone to interview captured German officers in Paris, but now he was back, and she is aware that together they had committed a terrible act, "the kind of thing that binds you to someone forever, whether you like it or not". We flash back to 1940, when Juliet's boss Peregrine Gibbons explains to her that Godfrey is working in deep cover, interviewing British Nazi sympathizers. Juliet's job will be to sit in the next room listening in to these conversations and transcribing them for the boffins. Juliet soon falls in love with Perry, and he even proposes to her, but the relationship is not what it seems, like almost every other plot development in this twisty and compulsively readable spy story. Soon Juliet is posing as Iris Carter-Jenkins in order to infiltrate the drawing room of a prime Nazi sympathiser, Mrs Scaife, who is rumoured to have a copy of the Red Book of British Nazis. When Juliet steals the book with the connivance of Scaife's maid, her adventures are only beginning. 341pp. Remainder mark.
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ISBN 9780316176637
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