The Secret Guests

Paperback edition released 06/02/2020

by Benjamin Black

The Secret Guests Synopsis

For fans of The Crown comes an enthralling historical mystery set during the Second World War It is 1940 and the bombs are falling thick and fast on London. The royal family must do all they can to assure the British public of their solidarity. But what of the two young princesses - Elizabeth and Margaret? How can they be kept safe without jeopardizing morale in the capital? Meanwhile Celia Nashe is delighted when she finally gets her long-awaited transfer to MI5. But whatever she was expecting of her mission for the war effort, it wasn't this. A crumbling castle in remote, rural Ireland, playing nursemaid to two pampered young girls. But her posting soon turns out to be very far from tame. Questions are being asked by the locals about the identities of Celia's secret charges. And when a dead body turns up at the castle gates, it will take every effort to uncover the truth, and to stop it from coming to light. 'Elegant and witty. Fans of The Crown will enjoy this playful novel' Times 'Brilliantly entertaining' Irish Times 'Black is a master of high-class crime fiction' Guardian

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780241305317
Publication date: 6th February 2020
Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Primary Genre Historical fiction

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About Benjamin Black

B.W. Black is the pseudonym of acclaimed novelist John Banville. For his fiction he has won the Man Booker Prize, the Irish PEN Award and the Franz Kafka Prize. His series of crime novels - published under the name of Benjamin Black - have received widespread critical acclaim and in 2014 were adapted into a major BBC TV series. He lives in Dublin.

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