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Interesting historical romantic mystery
October 26, 2017
Rhys Bowen has written a very interesting historical romantic mystery dealing with the early years of World War 2 (1940-1942) in the greater London area and Paris. The story is focused primarily on members of the British aristocracy and their struggle along with the general population to deal with the expected impending German invasion. Food and energy rationing and assignment of personnel to national defense services and defense industries are implemented with the attendant black market activities and cheating. Foreign intelligence and counter intelligence agencies are set up to deal with substantial fifth columnist activity in Britain. Women start taking an important role in these functions related to the war effort.