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An Unlikely Spy
An Unlikely Spy: A Novel | Rebecca Starford
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A twisting, sophisticated World War II novel following a spy who goes undercover as a part of MI5in chasing the secrets of others, how much will she lose of herself? Evelyn Varley has always been ambitious and clever. As a girl, she earned a scholarship to a prestigious academy well above her parents means, gaining her a best friend from one of Englands wealthiest families. In 1939, with an Oxford degree in hand and war looming, Evelyn finds herself recruited into an elite MI5 counterintelligence unit. A ruthless secret society seeks an alliance with Germany and, posing as a Nazi sympathizer, Evelyn must build a case to expose their treachery. But as she is drawn deeper into layers of duplicityperhaps of her own makingsome of those closest to her become embroiled in her investigation. With Evelyns loyalties placed under extraordinary pressure, shell face an impossible choice: save her country or the people who love her. Her decision echoes for years after the war, impacting everyone who thought they knew the real Evelyn Varley. Beguiling and dark, An Unlikely Spy is a fascinating story of deception and sacrifice, based on the history of real people within the British intelligence community.
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ferskner
An Unlikely Spy: A Novel | Rebecca Starford
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Very meh for me. I like the idea of a psychological study of what makes an ordinary person a good spy, but in reality there wasn't all that much spying in the book.

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EvieBee That‘s too bad because that cover is everything I love! 😂 10mo
TheSpineView Great job! 10mo
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An Unlikely Spy: A Novel | Rebecca Starford
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Quite the epitaph… starting this now, after celebrating the Italy win over England in football/soccer. #Euro2020final.

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An Unlikely Spy: A Novel | Rebecca Starford
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#bookhaul #library

Yesterday on impulse I stopped in at our town library. I have not been there since Covid. What a joy! Did not have time to go through stacks, so I plan to be back. Not working has its perks!