Red Joan by Jenny Rooney

Set in Britain during WW2 and the Cold War – Joan becomes a spy for Soviet Russia. She is apprehended 60 years later when in her eighties. We move back and forth in time as we come to understand why Joan feels it is necessary to pass along some “secrets” to her Soviet friends. Wonderfully written and suspenseful – made me wonder what I would have done given the times and circumstances in which Joan found herself – more than a few moral conundrums in the novel. ‘Twas grand!

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