The Secrets We Kept
Sold in twenty-five countries and poised to become a global literary sensation, Lara Prescott's dazzling first novel about the women in the CIA's typing pool and the fate of Boris Pasternak's banned masterpiece is a sweeping page turner and the most hotly anticipated debut of the year.
The September pick for Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine Book Club
‘A thrilling, seductive and utterly compelling novel. I absolutely loved it!' SARAH WINMAN
1956. A celebrated Russian author is writing a book, Doctor Zhivago, which could spark dissent in the Soviet Union. The Soviets, afraid of its subversive power, ban it.
But in the rest of the world it’s fast becoming a sensation.
In Washington DC, the CIA is planning to use the book to tip the Cold War in its favour.
Their agents are not the usual spies, however. Two typists – the charming, experienced Sally and the talented novice Irina – are charged with the mission of a lifetime: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago back into Russia by any means necessary.
It will not be easy. There are people prepared to die for this book – and agents willing to kill for it. But they cannot fail – as this book has the power to change history.
- The Secrets We Kept
- Lara Prescott
- Published: 3 September 2019
- ISBN: 9781786331670
- Imprint: Hutchinson
- Format: Trade Paperback
- Pages: 480
- Limit two per order
- Offers end 12PM, Monday, June 1, 2020
- Product Code: AAAIAN952