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The Spies of Shilling Lane: A Novel

The Spies of Shilling Lane: A Novel (Hardback)

By Ryan, Jennifer

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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 herse... read full description below.

ISBN 9780525576495
Barcode 9780525576495
Published 23 July 2019 by Random House
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780525576495
ISBN-10 0525576495
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Crown Publishing Group, Division of Random House I
Publication Date 23 July 2019
International Publication Date 4 June 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ryan, Jennifer
Category Historical Crime & Mystery Fiction
Historical Fiction
Second World War fiction
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 244mm
Spine: 36mm
Weight 620g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Historical fiction, Missing persons, World War, 1939-1945 - England, London (England) - History - Bombardment, 1940-1941, Detective and mystery fiction
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 979383

Description of this Book

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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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