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Rachel Hore worked in London publishing for many years before moving with her family to Norwich, where she taught publishing and creative writing at the University of East Anglia until deciding to become a full-time writer. She is the Sunday Times (London) bestselling author of ten novels, including The Love Child. She is married to the writer D. J. Taylor and they have three sons. Visit her at and connect with her on Twitter @RachelHore.

“Fantastic . . . Exciting, impeccably researched, and full of powerful period atmosphere.”
— Daily Mail

“Hore has written a masterful novel, rich in period detail, and her heroine is an unforgettable character—an ordinary young woman who achieves extraordinary things for her country.”
— Sunday Express

“Stunning. A masterclass in storytelling. Flawless writing and a great plot that builds suspense . . . This is one of those unforgettable books whose characters stay with you and whom you miss when they’re gone . . . I loved every moment.”
— DINAH JEFFERIES, author of The Tuscan Contessa

“A superb novel. I absolutely loved it. Rachel Hore brilliantly contrasts the thrilling world of high-stakes politics with the inner life of a passionate woman leading a dangerous double existence.”
— WENDY HOLDEN, author of The Governess

“Phenomenal! Absolutely loved it. I was rooting for Minnie from page one right to the very end . . . What a treat of a read.”
— TRACY REES, author of The House at Silvermoor

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