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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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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I'm not usually one for historical fiction, but this book captured my full attention from Page One. The weaving together of past and present, new and old revelations, and WWII and the Cold War is ... 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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