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The secrets we kept

Author: Lara Prescott
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Fiction : English : First Vintage Books editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dare publish it, and help Pasternak's magnum opus make its way into print around the world. Glamorous and sophisticated Sally Forrester is a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit all over the world -- using  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fictional Work
Thrillers (Fiction)
Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Novels
Spy fiction
Spy stories
Romans
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Prescott, Lara.
Secrets we kept
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019
(DLC) 2018053630
(OCoLC)1065756349
Named Person: Boris Leonidovich Pasternak; Boris Leonidovich Pasternak; Olʹga Ivinskai︠a︡; Boris Leonidovich Pasternak; Olʹga Ivinskai︠a︡
Material Type: Biography, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lara Prescott
ISBN: 9780525656159 0525656154 9780525566106 0525566104 9781524711658 1524711659
OCLC Number: 1176569063
Description: xi, 352 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue : The typists --
East: 1949-1950 : The muse --
West: Fall 1956 : The applicant --
The typists --
The swallow --
East: 1950-1955 : The rehabilitated woman --
The cloud dweller --
The emissary --
West: February-Fall 1957 : The carrier --
The typists --
East: 1955-1956 : The agent --
The emissary --
West: Fall 1957-August 1958 : The carrier --
The swallow --
The company man --
The swallow --
The carrier --
The typists --
The carrier --
East: May 1958 : The mother --
West: August-September 1958 : The typists --
The nun --
East: September-October 1958 : The prizewinner --
West: October-December 1958 : The informant --
East: October-December 1958 : The emissary --
West: December 1958 : The defector --
East: January 1959 : The postmistress --
West: Summer 1959 : The student --
East : 1960-1961 : The almost widow --
Epilogue : The typists.
Responsibility: Lara Prescott.

Abstract:

At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dare publish it, and help Pasternak's magnum opus make its way into print around the world. Glamorous and sophisticated Sally Forrester is a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit all over the world -- using her magnetism and charm to pry secrets out of powerful men. Irina is a complete novice, but under Sally's tutelage quickly learns how to blend in, make drops, and invisibly ferry classified documents. Their story is intertwined with that of the decades-long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya, who was sent to the Gulag and inspired Zhivago's heroine, Lara.

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