The Secrets We Kept

THE POWER TO CHANGE HISTORY

1956. A celebrated Russian author is writing a book, Doctor Zhivago, which could spark dissent in the Soviet Union. The Soviets, afraid of its subversive power, ban it.

But in the rest of the world it's fast becoming a sensation.

TWO FEMALE SPIES

The CIA plans to use the book to tip the Cold War in its favour.

Their agents are not the usual spies, however. Two typists - the charming, experienced Sally and the talented novice Irina - are charged with the mission of a lifetime: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago back into Russia by any means necessary.

THE BOOK THAT CHANGED HISTORY

It will not be easy. There are people willing to die for this book - and agents willing to kill for it. Does one book have the power to change history?

Discover the story of the book that changed history.

THE SECRETS WE KEPT
by Lara Prescott.

A dazzling first novel about the women in the CIA's typing pool, the fate of a banned masterpiece and all the other secrets they kept.

Publishing Autumn 2019

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