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It is 1940 and the bombs are falling thick and fast on London. The royal family must do all they can to assure the British public of their solidarity. But what of the two young princesses - Elizabeth and Margaret? How can they be kept safe without jeopardising morale in the capital? 

Meanwhile, Celia Nashe is delighted when she finally gets her long-awaited transfer to MI5. But whatever she was expecting of her mission for the war effort, it wasn't this. A crumbling castle in remote, rural Ireland, playing nursemaid to two pampered young girls. 

But her posting soon turns out to be very far from tame. Questions are being asked by the locals about the identities of Celia's secret charges. And when a dead body turns up at the castle gates, it will take every effort to uncover the truth, and to stop it from coming to light. 

©2020 Benjamin Black (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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  • E P
  • 20-02-20

A good read of what might have been

I enjoyed the slow burn of the book, with characters developed just enough to push the story along. I disagree with some critics that suggest the thriller part was too quick and underdeveloped. I thought it was a great contrast to the gentle dance of English and Irish manners that forms the majority of the book

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  • Tom Corr
  • 17-02-20

Poor accents

Engaging story but the narrator is too ridged. I'm really struggling with the attempted accents.

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  • Valerie Martin
  • 16-02-20

What if......

I like this type of "what if...." stories. The Queen and Margaret were portrayed particularly well, but the story could have been better.... but then I am very fussy.