Miss Graham’s War
Celia Rees, Read by Stephanie Racine

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Narrated By: Stephanie Racine

Duration: 18 hours and 50 minutes

What to expect

Germany, 1946
History hides many secrets
One woman will hunt for the truth…

*Previously published as ‘Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook’*

‘A perfect summer read; gripping, original, well-drawn and compassionate’ Joanne Harris

'Celia Rees is a superb writer, and this novel has one of the most irresistible and unique story hooks I've ever come across' Sophie Hannah

It’s 1946 and the dust of war has settled over Europe. But for Edith Graham, an ordinary woman living an ordinary life, her journey is only just beginning…
 
Daughter
 
Sister
 
Friend
 
Spy

Escaping her humdrum existence, Edith is swept into war-torn Germany and recruited to draw elusive Nazis out of hiding.

But the closer she gets to the truth, the more blurred the line between good and evil. In a shadowy world of shifting loyalties, where no-one is quite who they seem to be, who can Edith trust?

Readers are gripped by Miss Graham’s War:

‘This is a thoroughly absorbing post World War 2 novelNetgalley reviewer

‘It’s a story that will stay with me for a long timeNetgalley reviewer

The characterisation is perfect . . .It really was a super read and it took me through the emotions as I was reading’ Netgalley reviewer

Spellbinding and heartbreakingNetgalley reviewer

‘A brilliant story, based on the facts of what actually went on during this time, you have to read this book! Gripping and highly satisfyingNetgalley reviewer

What a superb read! The plot is exceptionally well-written and much research has gone into the book’ Netgalley reviewer

Genre

Espionage & spy thriller, Historical fiction

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‘A perfect summer read; gripping, original, well-drawn and compassionate’ Joanne Harris

‘Celia Rees is a superb writer, and this novel has one of the most irresistible and unique story hooks I've ever come across. This book deserves to be huge!' Bestselling author, Sophie Hannah

‘The novel's attention to detail is remarkable, a true historian at work. It is also a thriller and a troubled love story. You won’t want to put it down. I lived every moment. Highly recommended’ Bestselling author, Carol Drinkwater

‘Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook is that rarity: a novel that has both gentle charm and compulsive page-turning tension. Who could fail to love Edith Graham, schoolteacher and unlikely spy, with her coded recipes and a Luger in her handbag?’ Judith Alnatt

‘This book reminded me why I love reading . . . Edith Graham is a sophisticated, warm-blooded and talented protagonist, who must learn not to trust anyone’ Michelle Lovric

‘I couldn't put it down . . . I loved the details, the intimacy, and the entire experience. Perfect for readers of Kate Quinn's The Alice Network’ Elizabeth Chadwick

‘Betrayals, double crosses and twists . . . A triumph of plotting, research and first class storytelling’ Mary Hoffman

'I’ve just finished this simmering story of post-war intrigue . . . gripping and moving in equal measure, and served with a wealth of well-researched historical detail' Clare Mulley

Praise for Celia Rees:

‘The prolific, erudite and consistently brilliant Celia Rees is justly renowned for her dizzyingly inventive plots’ Guardian

‘This is a powerful, absorbing and unusual novel’ The Bookseller