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The Rose Code

by Kate Quinn

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Historical Fiction

The Rose Code Synopsis

1940. Three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes.

Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything-beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses-but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious self-made Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Awkward local girl Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles beneath her shy exterior.

1947. As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter-the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together...

As the nation prepares for the royal wedding they must race against the clock to save one of their own.

The Rose Code Press Reviews

Praise for Kate Quinn

'This fast-paced story offers courageous heroines, villains you love to hate, and dramatic life-or-death stakes . . . Quinn's complex story and engaging characters have something to offer just about everyone' Library Journal (starred review)

'Amazing historical fiction... a must read!' Historical Novel Society, Editor's Choice

'...The plotting is seamless, the pace breathtaking, and the prose is both vivid and laced with just the right amount of details. Fans of historical fiction, spy fiction and thrilling drama will love every moment...' BookPage

'Lovingly crafted and brimming with details, readers are sure to be held in Quinn's grip watching as the characters evolve. Powerful reading you can't put down!' RT Book Reviews

'Kate Quinn delivers an enthralling tale filled with breath-taking narrative . . . Suspenseful and engrossing, THE ALICE NETWORK is a must-read!' Heather Webb

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ISBN: 9780008455842
Publication date: 18/03/2021
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008455842
Publication date: 18th March 2021
Author: Kate Quinn
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 656 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Historical Fiction,
Collections: 2021 Preview - Exciting New Books on the Horizon,
Categories: Historical fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Espionage & spy thriller, Second World War fiction,

About Kate Quinn

Kate Quinn is a native of southern California. She attended Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Classical Voice whilst at the same time writing her first novel, MISTRESS OF ROME, in the university’s basement computer lab. Now twenty-seven, Kate lives in San Diego with her husband.

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