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Red Joan

by Jennie Rooney

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

Red Joan Synopsis

Cambridge University in 1937 is awash with ideas and idealists - to unworldly Joan it is dazzling. After a chance meeting with Russian-born Sonya and Leo, Joan is swept up in the glamour and energy of the duo, and finds herself growing closer and closer to them both. But allegiance is a slippery thing. Out of university and working in a government ministry with access to top-secret information, Joan finds her loyalty tested as she is faced with the most difficult question of all: what price would you pay to remain true to yourself?

Red Joan Press Reviews

'An exciting and intelligent novel... Rooney's re-creation of the politics of the day is brilliant -- Kate Saunders The Times


'A brilliant spy novel, with an unlikely culprit and a deft, involving plot... Tense, beautifully pitched and very moving' -  Marie Claire


'A meditation on the secrets we keep... Red Joan's strength lies in the complex personal relationships that underpin the spying game... A powerfully-written exploration of the far-reaching consequences that even the smallest-seeming actions can have' -- Kaite Welsh Literary Review


'A great thriller and a stirring love story' - Grazia

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ISBN: 9780099575733
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099575733
Publication date: 2nd January 2014
Author: Jennie Rooney
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Jennie Rooney

Jennie Rooney was born in Liverpool in 1980. She read History at the University of Cambridge and taught English in France before moving to London to work as a lawyer. Inside the Whale is her first novel.

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