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Hardback:The secrets we kept / Lara Prescott:2019 The secrets we kept / Lara Prescott
Author: Prescott, Lara
Year: 2019
Interest category: General fiction novels
Media class: Hardback
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Hutchinson, 2019
Volume: Pasternak, Doktor Zhivago
ISBN: 1786331667 9781786331663
Control number 1786331667
1956. A celebrated Russian author is writing a book, Doctor Zhivago, which could spark dissent in the Soviet Union. The Soviets, afraid of its subversive power, ban it. But in the rest of the world it's fast becoming a sensation. The CIA plans to use the book to tip the Cold War in its favour. Their agents are not the usual spies, however. Two typists - the charming, experienced Sally and the talented novice Irina - are charged with the mission of a lifetime: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago back into Russia by any means necessary. It will not be easy. There are people willing to die for this book - and agents willing to kill for it. But they cannot fail - as this book has the power to change history.
Soviet Union, History, 1953-1985, Fiction
GNR, General
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Set in the Cold War, the story is told from several characters' points of view, making it more interesting. The tale is a little complex and slow at times; however, it is an intriguing subject and well-written. Recommended.
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