The Secrets of Latimer House
- Author Jules Wake
- Narrator Kristin Atherton
- Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
- Run Time 14 hours and 53 minutes
- Format Audio
- Genre Generational sagas, Historical fiction, Historical romance, Narrative theme: Death, grief, loss, Narrative theme: Love and relationships, Narrative theme: Sense of place.
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What to expect
In the war against Hitler every secret counts…
‘Shines a light on a part of the British war effort I’d previously not been aware of…a fascinating, informative and heartwarming novel, and I loved it’ The New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller Jill Mansell
Society heiress Evelyn Brooke-Edwards is a skilled interrogator – her beauty making her a non-threat in the eyes of the prisoners.
Farm girl Betty Connors may not be able to type as she claimed, but her crack analytical skills soon find her unearthing covert connections.
German ex-pat Judith Stern never expected to find herself listening in to German POW’s whispered conversations, but the Nazis took her father from her so she will do whatever it takes to help the Allies end this war.
Billeted together in the attic of Latimer House – a place where secrets abound – Evelyn, Betty and Judith soon form a bond of friendship that carries them through the war. Because nothing is stronger than women united.
Tucked away in the Buckinghamshire countryside, Latimer House, a grand country estate, stands proudly – a witness to some of greatest secrets of WW2.
Used by the SOE to hold Nazi prisoners of war, this stunning historical novel is inspired by the untold story of the secret listeners of ‘M Room’ who worked day and night to help the Allies win the war. A must-read for fans of Dinah Jefferies, Fiona Valpy and Kate Quinn.
Readers love The Secrets of Latimer House:
‘Freaking fabulous! Five perfect stars for this perfect book!
…The writing was wowza. So beautifully done. It flowed amazingly and honestly I couldn’t tear my eyes from my Kindle’ Rubie
‘A truly fabulous read, full of drama intrigue and three fabulous characters’ Jeanie
‘I really enjoy this type of book which brings strong women together in exceptional circumstances, and this one did not disappoint’ Angela
‘This five-star read is the first historical fiction novel for Jules Wake and I think you’ll agree with me it’s a real treat for lovers of this genre!!!’ Norma
‘An excellent WWII-era historical fiction novel that is gripping, suspenseful, and engaging. I really enjoyed it!’ Rachel
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