Red Joan

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Doubleday Canada, Jun 4, 2013 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Joan’s voice is almost a whisper. ‘Nobody talked about what they did during the war. We all knew we weren’t allowed to.’

Joan Stanley has a secret.
For fifty years she has been a loving mother, a doting grandmother and an occasional visitor to ballroom dancing and watercolour classes. Then one sunlit spring morning there is a knock on the door.


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The story of Joan, who goes to Cambridge University in 1937, where she meets Russians Sonya and Leo. Once the war starts, Joan is posted to a secret research department working to develop the atomic ... Read full review


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A World War II spy novel that delves into the complex reasons for betrayals of both country and friends. In 2005, an old English woman is being interrogated about her past when it's suspected that she ... Read full review

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JENNIE ROONEY was born in Liverpool in 1980. She studied History at the University of Cambridge and taught English in France before moving to London to work as a lawyer. Her debut novel, Inside the Whale, was a Richard and Judy debut choice and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award. She is also the author of The Opposite of Falling.

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