The Secrets We Kept

Author(s): Lara Prescott

Fiction | New Fiction | September 2019

Two female spies. A banned masterpiece. A book that changed history.


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.


TWO FEMALE SPIES 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.


A BOOK THAT CHANGED HISTORY 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.


Sold in twenty-five countries and poised to become a global literary sensation, Lara Prescott's dazzling first novel about the women in the CIA's typing pool and the fate of Boris Pasternak's banned masterpiece is a sweeping page turner and the most hotly anticipated debut of the year.


'What a fantastic novel The Secrets We Kept is. Thrilling, seductive and thoroughly compelling - Lara has created something really special. And it's made me want to re-read Doctor Zhivago! I absolutely loved it!' SARAH WINMAN, author of TIN MAN

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General Fields

  • : 9781786331670
  • : penguin random house
  • : Hutchinson
  • : September 2019
  • : 3.6 Centimeters X 15.4 Centimeters X 23.5 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 813/.6
  • : 408
  • : Lara Prescott