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Title: Alice Network, The
Authors: Quinn, Kate
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 532
Year: 2017
Language: English
Description: Unconventional American socialite Charlie St. Clair is determined to find out the fate of her cousin Rose who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France. Her only clue is a London address that offers up Eve Gardiner, an embittered WWI spy, drinking herself into an early grave, but someone prepared to help her in her search. For Eve has her own mystery to solve: what really happened to the (real-life) Alice Network, a web of female espionage agents that she had been part of.

Moving between 1915 and 1947, this is an exciting, historically accurate story of nail-biting intensity and vividly drawn characters.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"This is an enthralling tale inspired by a real life spy."

"I found it hard to put this book down. Good storyline and great characters."

"I thought I was over war books, but I totally recommend this one. Believable characters and a great storyline. A book for women."

"Although this book is a big read, it is a relatively quick one as it grips the reader."

"The danger these women faced and knowing the book is based on fact makes this an inspiring read."

"I loved this book and was sad when it finished."

"While the events are dire, the mood of the story is often humorous because of the interplay between the characters."

"Cleverly constructed, well written, fact and fiction well balanced and I learned a great deal. What more can one ask?"
Categories: Fiction, 2020 Titles

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By: WANG 010 2019-10-15 14:12:53
5 
With school holidays, grandchildren visiting etc, we only had half our club members here for the discussion. The enthusiasm for 'The Alice Network' was palpable however. An added bonus was to discover in the author's notes that many of the events actually did happen, as described in the novel. It was 100% thumbs-up for this one. And everyone read it in record time! " A real page turner".

 
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