Tran­scrip­tion

Irish Sunday Mirror - - STAYING IN -

Kate Atkin­son Dou­ble­day. Out now In drab 1950s London, Juliet’s dull life work­ing at the BBC is in­ter­rupted by a shadow from her dra­matic past. As a teenager dur­ing World War Two, she was re­cruited to work for M15, as a sec­re­tary lis­ten­ing in on fas­cist sym­pa­this­ers, and an un­der­cover agent in­fil­trat­ing their ranks. With plenty of cloak and dag­ger es­capades, this su­perbly read­able story boasts an in­tri­cate, sus­pense­ful plot in two time lines and an em­i­nently read­able tone. The pe­riod de­tail is per­fect, and the ex­e­cu­tion of the story so skill­ful, you’ll be com­pletely cap­ti­vated. DEIRDRE O’BRIEN

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