The Key to Rebecca

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Penguin, Feb 1, 2003 - Fiction - 337 pages
23 Reviews

Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than fifteen years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written.

 

A brilliant and ruthless Nazi master agent is on the loose in Cairo. His mission is to send Rommel’s advancing army the secrets that will unlock the city’s doors. In all of Cairo, only two people can stop him. One is a down-on-his-luck English officer no one will listen to. The other is a vulnerable young Jewish girl….

 

  

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Follett is excellent with his character development. - Goodreads
The writing is stiff and overly expository. - Goodreads
Ken Follet delivers another page turner. - Goodreads
Follett is so talented in his different writing styles. - Goodreads
Which really just leaves plot. - Goodreads

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User Review  - MomsterBookworm - LibraryThing

In this page-turning thriller set in World War II, Field Marshall Rommel leads a German invasion of Egypt. To aid in this effort, a spy is sent into the heart of the conflict. In infiltrating English ... Read full review

Review: The Key to Rebecca

User Review  - Ankit Hawk - Goodreads

It was another historical fiction relating to World War II. It was another spy story. It was actually very similar to “Eye of the Needle” which I reviewed last week except this time things are ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
17
Section 3
27
Section 4
43
Section 5
57
Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Ken Follett was born in Wales on June 5, 1949. He received an Honours degree in philosophy from University College, London. He began his career as a newspaper reporter for the South Wales Echo and later with the London Evening News. He decided to switch to publishing and worked for a small London publishing house, Everest Books, eventually becoming Deputy Managing Director. His first bestselling novel, Eye of the Needle, won the Edgar Award. His other works include The Key to Rebecca, Lay Down with Lions, The Pillars of the Earth, The Third Twin, The Hammer of Eden, Code to Zero, Whiteout, World Without End, The Century Trilogy and Fall of Giants. Many of his novels have been adapted into films and television miniseries. He has won numerous awards including the Corine Prize in 2003 for Jackdaws. In 2013 his title, Winter of the World, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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