The Spy Game

Author(s): Georgina Harding

Crime and Thriller

On a freezing January morning in 1961, eight-year-old Anna's mother disappears into the fog. That same morning, a spy case breaks in the news. Obsessed by stories of espionage, Anna's brother Peter begins to construct a theory that their mother, a refugee from eastern Germany, was an undercover spy and might even still be alive. As life returns to normal, Anna struggles to sort fact from fantasy. Did her mother have a secret life? And how do you know who a person was once she is dead?


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For fans of Restless by William Boyd, Atonement and On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan and Spies by Michael Frayn The Solitude of Thomas Cave received stunning review coverage and was shortlisted for the Jelf Group First Novel Award 2007 as well as the Waverton Good Read Award 2008

'It is the calm quietness of her writing that is so appealing - she lays an image down so gently that it floats in the mind long after' Margaret Forster 'Harding skilfully weaves together history, memory and imagination in this haunting and beautifully written novel about how, chameleon-like, we construct our own identities' Daily Mail 'Elegant and intelligent ... Should confirm her reputation as a writer of unusual and persuasive talent' Scotsman 'Many writers, from Harper Lee to Suzanne Berne, have explored children's skewed view of the adult world. Georgina Harding has equalled their take ... Elegant ... Lucid, seamless' Independent on Sunday

Georgina Harding is the author of the novel The Solitude of Thomas Cave and two works of non-fiction: Tranquebar and In Another Europe. She lives in London and the Stour Valley, Essex.

General Fields

  • : 9781408801000
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : February 2010
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Georgina Harding
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 823.92
  • : 320