Princess Elizabeth's Spy

Princess Elizabeth's Spy

Large Print - 2013
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As World War II sweeps the continent and England steels itself for German attack, Maggie Hope, former secretary to Winston Churchill, completes her MI5 training. Spirited and strong- willed, with a sharp mind for mathematics and code- breaking, she expects to be sent abroad to gather intelligence. Instead, she's dispatched to Windsor Castle to tutor Princess Elizabeth in math. Yet castle life quickly proves more dangerous than expected.
Publisher: Detroit : Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013, c2012.
Edition: Large print ed. --
ISBN: 9781410457530
Characteristics: 519 p. --


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Aug 06, 2014

Not a bad story, but a rather unbelievable plot. A a couple of things bugged me though. Many American authors (including the great Martha Grimes) who set their stories in the UK mention animals etc. which are not native, or use grammar which is not used in the UK. Maggie Hope referred to one of the ladies-in- waiting as having a laugh like a raccoon (!) and also mentioned the bells of St. George's Chapel being rung. During the war, all bells were silenced across the country, and were only to be rung in the event of invasion! Poor research, proof reading, and editing.

May 12, 2014

I was disappointed that the heroine turned out not to be as virtuous as she appeared in the first book. However this was still an enjoyable period work, enhanced by my own reading of a work of non-fiction about women spies during WWII. I will likely look for later books in the series.

Mar 21, 2014

This was an interesting story especially if you enjoy WWII history and the Royals. I didn't enjoy it as much as book 1.

Jul 13, 2013

I liked this second Maggie Hope book about her adventures as a math tutor to Princess Elizabeth while trying to protect her from being kidnapped. This is better written thant the last book and I like that it is fact based though fiction. Good summer read with a suprises.

Dec 03, 2012

An interesting story built around the royal family during World War two, not terribly exciting

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May 12, 2014

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