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Publisher's Summary

From the author of The Frozen Lake comes an enthralling novel of love, betrayal, and idealism as three very different young women go up to Oxford in the years immediately before World War Two.

Vee - the clergyman’s daughter. Boyish, alluring, she plans to use her time at Oxford to put right everything that went wrong in her loveless childhood. Her friendship with Alfred introduces her to politics and the subversive attractions of secret societies; it will lead to her career as a secret agent, but at what cost to old loyalties and her true feelings?

Claudia, radiant, intense, aristocratic, is equally drawn to the secret society and one member in particular; his dazzling influence will see her travel to Berlin and come under the spell of fascism as war looms.

And Lally, glamorous daughter of an Irish-American senator, is sceptical of the society and the arguments from both sides.

©2005 Elizabeth Edmondson (P)2015 Audible, Ltd

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  • 23-04-2016

Good story

A very good story. Kept me interested to the end. Lots of twists and turns!

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  • Mariana
  • 11-09-2017

cautionary note on young idealism.

Particularly relevant in today's climate, this is a cautionary tale of the ease with which young idealists can be duped by both communism and fascism with tragic consequences. this is not a mystery in the traditional sense but there is a tale of intrigue with a mysterious death that is resolved at the end.

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  • Grete
  • 17-04-2016

Strong characters and good suspense story

Interesting story of young women in 30's Britain, and how they responded to the rise of both Fascism and communism.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-03-2021

Elizabeth Edmundsim

I am very sad to read that the author has passed away. I was so looking forward to more books. She wrote simply but strongly. And delicately

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  • Carlyn Campbell
  • 18-03-2018

This is by far the worst book of Elizabeth Edmond

This was the worst book of Elizabeth Edmondson I have ever heard. It was disjointed and difficult to finish. I struggle to give it one star.

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  • Laurie Veal
  • 26-03-2021

Well Written Story About Pre-WW2 England and Ideologies

This author’s prose is exceptional. The reader is very talented. I would have rated it more highly if I had found the main character Verity a more sympathetic person. Unfortunately Vee comes across as a combination of gullible and doggedly wrong-headed, coupled with a tendency to alternately preach her own gospel or to whinge about how her actions cause predictable outcomes. Would have enjoyed hearing more about the character Lally’s store. Still, well-worth the time devoted to it due to the excellence of the author.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-03-2021

Narration is good; but sordid storyline detracts

Enjoyed all the other books; but there must be a heads up to readers/ listeners on the genre of the book. Anti Christian and very sexualised with reference to very nasty things... honestly not an enjoyable listen at all. Quite a disappointment after the wonderful Villa in Italy

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  • Dena
  • 22-05-2016

Interesting

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  • 24-04-2021

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  • Midwest Mom
  • 26-02-2021

great perspective, excellent story!

I enjoyed this story all the way through. So much so, I may listen to it again.

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