Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/01/2007
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Thoughtful, pacy WW2 spy thriller
I'm a fan of Boyd anyway (Any Human Heart is one of my favourite books) and I loved this too. It follows the adventures of a Second world war spy - Eva - b... READ MORE
Jon W


It is 1939. Eva Delectorskaya is a beautiful 28-year-old Russian emigree living in Paris. As war breaks out she is recruited for the British Secret Service by Lucas Romer, a mysterious Englishman, and under his tutelage she learns to become the perfect spy, to mask her emotions and trust no one, including those she loves most. Since the war, Eva has carefully rebuilt her life as a typically English wife and mother. But once a spy, always a spy. Now she must complete one final assignment, and this time Eva can't do it alone: she needs her daughter's help.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9780747586203
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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Another fine outing from Boyd
William Boyd has always provided me with plenty of escapist fun over the years. Notably Any Human Heart (despite its occasional bloatedness in plot and con... READ MORE
George Stanley-Cobb
Fantastic female spy thriller. Feels very real and is very pacy - a really good read
Lucy Howkins
This is an excellent book, which I read in less than a week. Very fast paced, it pulls you through, switching narrator and period. The characters are amazi... READ MORE
Barnaby Walter
Excellent read
First book I have read by this author. I had had a token to spend and wanted to explore something new. This had great reviews so I got myself a copy. Wh... READ MORE