Lara Prescott

The Secrets We Kept
  • The Secrets We Kept

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    ‘Tantalising’ Sunday Times
    ‘Thoroughly enjoyable’ Guardian
    ‘Irresistibly charged’ Mail on Sunday
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    No one looks twice at the women in the typing pool.

    No one knows that two of them are trading secrets.

    The secret is a book, the size of the one in your hands, and within its pages, a love story that could change the world.

    But where there is love there is pain. And where there is deception, formidable danger…
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    ‘Mixing Mad Men and John le Carré … addictive’ i paper

    ‘Utterly compelling… I absolutely loved it’ Sarah Winman

Lara Prescott was named after the heroine of Doctor Zhivago and first discovered the true story behind the novel after the CIA declassified 99 documents pertaining to its role in the book’s publication and covert dissemination. She travelled the world – from Moscow and Washington, to London and Paris – in the course of her research, becoming particularly interested in political repression in both the Soviet Union and United States and how, during the Cold War, both countries used literature as a weapon. Lara earned her MFA from the Michener Center for Writers. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband.


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