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The Spies of Shilling Lane - by Jennifer Ryan (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 400

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Historical

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: World War II

Author: Jennifer Ryan

Language: English

Street Date: June 2, 2020
TCIN: 79767350
UPC: 9780525576501
Item Number (DPCI): 247-44-6208
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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Book Synopsis



From the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir comes a thrilling new WWII story about a village busybody--the mighty Mrs. Braithwaite--who resolves to find, and then rescue, her missing daughter

Mrs. Braithwaite, self-appointed queen of her English village, finds herself dethroned, despised, and dismissed following her husband's selfish divorce petition. Never deterred, the threat of a family secret being revealed sets her hot-foot to London to find the only person she has left--her clever daughter Betty, who took work there at the first rumbles of war.

But when she arrives, Betty's landlord, the timid Mr. Norris, informs her that Betty hasn't been home in days--with the chaos of the bombs, there's no telling what might have befallen her. Aghast, Mrs. Braithwaite sets her bullish determination to the task of finding her only daughter.

Storming into the London Blitz, Mrs. Braithwaite drags the reluctant Mr. Norris along as an unwitting sidekick as they piece together Betty's unexpectedly chaotic life. As she is thrown into the midst of danger and death, Mrs. Braithwaite is forced to rethink her old-fashioned notions of status, class, and reputation, and to reconsider the question that's been puzzling her since her world overturned: How do you measure the success of your life?

Readers will be charmed by the unforgettable Mrs. Braithwaite and her plucky, ruthless optimism, and find in The Spies of Shilling Lane a novel with surprising twists and turns, quiet humor, and a poignant examination of mothers and daughters and the secrets we keep.



Review Quotes




"[A] quick and delightful mystery."--The New York Times Book Review

"A crisp and energetic book . . . with a tight plot [that will] keep a reader gladly bouncing along."--NPR

"Richly detailed . . . This tale swept me away!"--First for Women

"With its eccentric, believable characters and plot of home front intrigue, this delightful drama will appeal to fans of Martha Hall Kelly."--Publishers Weekly



About the Author



JENNIFER RYAN is the author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir and lives in the Washington, DC, area with her husband and two children. Originally from Kent and then London, she was previously a nonfiction book editor.
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