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The secret guests : a novel

Author: Benjamin Black
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Ahead of the German Blitz during World War II, English parents from every social class sent their children to the countryside for safety, displacing more than three million young offspring. In The Secret Guests, the British royal family takes this evacuation a step further, secretly moving the princesses to the estate of the Duke of Edenmore in "neutral" Ireland. A female English secret agent, Miss Celia Nashe, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Historical fiction
Suspense fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Black, Benjamin, 1945-
Secret guests.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2020
(DLC) 2019015981
(OCoLC)1099196513
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Black
ISBN: 9781250133021 1250133025
OCLC Number: 1135979909
Description: 1 online resource (291 pages)
Responsibility: Benjamin Black.

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Ahead of the German Blitz during World War II, English parents from every social class sent their children to the countryside for safety, displacing more than three million young offspring. In The Secret Guests, the British royal family takes this evacuation a step further, secretly moving the princesses to the estate of the Duke of Edenmore in "neutral" Ireland. A female English secret agent, Miss Celia Nashe, and a young Irish detective, Garda Strafford, are assigned to watch over "Ellen" and "Mary" at Clonmillis Hall. But the Irish stable hand, the housemaid, the formidable housekeeper, the Duke himself, and other Irish townspeople, some of whom lost family to English gunshots during the War of Independence, go freely about their business in and around the great house. Soon suspicions about the guests' true identities percolate, a dangerous boredom sets in for the princesses, and, within and without Clonmillis acreage, passions as well as stakes rise.--

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