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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?
'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
Publication date: 02/01/2014
|Publication date:||2nd January 2014|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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.More About Jennie Rooney