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The secret guests : a novel, Benjamin Black

Label
The secret guests : a novel
Title
The secret guests
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Black
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Benjamin Black, who has good information that the princesses were indeed in Ireland for a time during the Blitz, draws readers into a novel as fascinating as the nascent career of Miss Nashe, as tender as the homesickness of the sisters, as intriguing as Irish-English relations during WWII, and as suspenseful and ultimately action-packed as war itself
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1945-
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Black, Benjamin
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Elizabeth
  • Margaret
  • Families
  • Princesses
  • Royal houses
  • Women intelligence officers
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
The secret guests : a novel, Benjamin Black
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066859329
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
455 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432880712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The secret guests : a novel, Benjamin Black
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066859329
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
455 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432880712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print

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