Mr  Churchill s Secretary Book
Score: 3.5
From 86 Ratings

Mr Churchill s Secretary


  • Author : Susan Elia MacNeal
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 373
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553593617

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Mr Churchill s Secretary Excerpt :

After German Luftwaffe bomb London, Maggie Hope--trained in math and code breaking, but only able to find a job as Winston Churchill's secretary--uses the unfettered access her position demands to try to unravel a plot to assassinate Churchill himself. A first novel. Original. 12,500 first printing.

Winston Churchill by His Personal Secretary Book

Winston Churchill by His Personal Secretary


  • Author : Elizabeth Nel
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2007-09-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9780595911448

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Winston Churchill by His Personal Secretary Excerpt :

Elizabeth Nel served as Winston Churchill's personal secretary during World War II. The vivid and human details of her experiences, of her impressions and memories of the irascible and loveable war hero, take up the story of Churchill's life at No. 10 where the BBC's impressive drama, The Gathering Storm, leaves off-when Churchill took over the reins of Government at the outset of the war. Finally, the author, Elizabeth Nel, at 90 years of age, looks back across the years. "Mrs Nel was Mr Churchill's secretary from 1941 to 1945 and her experiences, from the first day of inevitable blunders to the wartime meetings in Canada, the United States, Moscow, Yalta and Casablanca to which she accompanied him, are told with a modest restraint."-The Times Literary Supplement "She was by his side when Germany attacked Russia; when Pearl Harbour, the fall of Tobruk and Arnhem occurred. But somehow the distant roar of guns is dimmed by the sweat of being Mr Churchill's secretary."-Daily Express "It is a personal book, but one that shows the great admiration Churchill was able to inspire in those who worked with him."-New York Herald Tribune

Princess Elizabeth s Spy Book

Princess Elizabeth s Spy


  • Author : Susan Elia MacNeal
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2012-10-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553907575

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Princess Elizabeth s Spy Excerpt :

Susan Elia MacNeal introduced the remarkable Maggie Hope in her acclaimed debut, Mr. Churchill’s Secretary. Now Maggie returns to protect Britain’s beloved royals against an international plot—one that could change the course of history. As World War II sweeps the continent and England steels itself against German attack, Maggie Hope, former secretary to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, completes her training to become a spy for MI-5. Spirited, strong-willed, and possessing one of the sharpest minds in government for mathematics and code-breaking, she fully expects to be sent abroad to gather intelligence for the British front. Instead, to her great disappointment, she is dispatched to go undercover at Windsor Castle, where she will tutor the young Princess Elizabeth in math. Yet castle life quickly proves more dangerous—and deadly—than Maggie ever expected. The upstairs-downstairs world at Windsor is thrown into disarray by a shocking murder, which draws Maggie into a vast conspiracy that places the entire royal family in peril. And as she races to save England from a most disturbing fate, Maggie realizes that a quick wit is her best defense, and that the smallest clues can unravel the biggest secrets, even within her own family.

The Twelve Clues of Christmas Book
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

The Twelve Clues of Christmas


  • Author : Rhys Bowen
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-11-06
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101612194

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The Twelve Clues of Christmas Excerpt :

In the sixth mystery in the New York Times bestselling Royal Spyness series, Lady Georgiana Rannoch cannot wait to ring in the New Year—before a Christmas killer wrings another neck… Scotland, 1933. While her true love, Darcy O’Mara, is spending his feliz navidad tramping around South America and her mother is holed up in a tiny village called Tiddleton-under-Lovey with droll playwright Noel Coward, Georgie is quite literally stuck at Castle Rannoch thanks to a snowstorm. It seems like a Christmas miracle when she manages to land a position as hostess to a posh holiday party in Tiddleton. The village should be like something out of A Christmas Carol, but as soon as she arrives things take a deadly turn when a neighborhood nuisance falls out of a tree. On her second day, another so-called accident results in a death—and there’s yet another on her third, making Georgie wonder if there's something wicked happening in this winter wonderland... Includes an English Christmas companion, full of holiday recipes, games, and more!

The King s Justice Book
Score: 4
From 26 Ratings

The King s Justice


  • Author : Susan Elia MacNeal
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399593840

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The King s Justice Excerpt :

"London. December, 1942. As the Russian army repels German forces from Stalingrad, Maggie Hope, secret agent and spy, takes a break from the Special Operations Executive division to defuse bombs in London. But Maggie herself is like an explosion waiting to happen. Shaken by a recent case, she finds herself living more dangerously--taking more risks than usual, smoking again, drinking gin and riding a motorcycle--and the last thing she wants is to get entangled in another crime. But when she's called upon to look into a stolen Stradivarius, one of the finest violins ever made, Maggie finds the case too alluring to resist. Meanwhile, there's a serial killer on the loose in London and Maggie's skills are in demand. Little does she know that in the process of investigating this dangerous predator, she will come face to face with a new sort of evil...and discover a link between the precious violin and the murders no one could ever have expected"--

Young Titan Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Young Titan


  • Author : Michael Shelden
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-03-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451609929

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Young Titan Excerpt :

An account of the World War II Prime Minister's early career includes coverage of his contributions to building a modern navy, his experimentations with radical social reforms and his lesser-known romantic pursuits. By the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist, Orwell.

The Splendid and the Vile Book
Score: 4.5
From 62 Ratings

The Splendid and the Vile


  • Author : Erik Larson
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Pages : 585
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385348713

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The Splendid and the Vile Excerpt :

Bleak Expectations -- The Rising Threat -- A Certain Eventuality -- Dread -- Blood and Dust -- The Americans -- Love Amid the Flames -- One Year to the Day -- Epilogue.

Churchill s Empire Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Churchill s Empire


  • Author : Richard Toye
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2011-02-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 524
  • ISBN 10 : 9780330536042

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Churchill s Empire Excerpt :

‘I have not become the King’s First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.’ These notorious words, spoken by Churchill in 1942, encapsulate his image as an imperial die-hard, implacably opposed to colonial freedom – a reputation that has prevailed, and which Churchill willingly embraced to further his policies. Yet, as a youthful minister at the Colonial Office before World War I, his political opponents had seen him as a Little Englander and a danger to the Empire. Placing Churchill in the context of his times and his contemporaries, Richard Toye evaluates his position on key Imperial questions and examines what was conventional about Churchill’s opinions and what was unique. Combining a lightness of touch and entertaining storytelling with expert and insightful analysis, the result is a vivid and dynamic account of a remarkable man and an extraordinary era. 'Wonderfully informative' Daily Telegraph 'Excellent' Spectator ‘Mature, intelligent, thoughtful, judicious’ Washington Times ‘One of Britain's smartest young historians’ Independent

Churchill s Secretary Book

Churchill s Secretary


  • Author : Elizabeth Nel
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-03-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0712353437

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Churchill s Secretary Excerpt :

After four and a half years spent recording the dictation of one of history's greatest leaders, Elizabeth Nel decided to record events in her own words. At first resisted by Churchill, her astonishing memoir was eventually published in 1958. Following an idyllic childhood in Canada, Elizabeth Nel moves across the world to complete a secretarial course in London, and is soon summoned for duty at Number 10 Downing Street. After a trying introduction to the world of wartime government, Elizabeth finds herself accompanying the Prime Minister on increasingly significant journeys, first on his regular trips to Chequers, and later internationally, to Washington, Russia and Greece. Nel's stark and revealing prose illuminates life in wartime Britain, particularly for working women, who were both heavily relied upon and often overlooked. Churchill's Secretary is a fascinating tale of tirelessness and tenacity in the face of national adversity.

Churchill s Secretary Book

Churchill s Secretary


  • Author : Linda Stoker
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-07-19
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9798666854419

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Churchill s Secretary Excerpt :

There was a time when life seemed hopeless, leading up to the impending threat of World War II. Winston Churchill was the one man who stood firm against Hitler's Nazis. The people responded to one of the most profound leaders in history. Behind the scenes, his secretary worked tireless hours in typing and dictation. Here are Mary's unique words and story. On the eve of war, Mary Shearburn was recruited by Winston Churchill as his 'late work' secretary. Often working from 8 am until 3 am each night, Mary was delighted when she was told she did not need to report on Christmas morning until 8.30 am. Mary was told she should have received a medal for her dedicated war work, but forgotten at the end of the conflict. She left a sheaf of notes on her employment with Mr Churchill. Read her own words and decide if she deserved recognition.Mary Shearburn, gives her account of memoirs and the demands she had to overcome working with Churchill. An ordinary woman doing an extraordinary job. It reveals insights into Churchill, the man. "In July 1939, the nation heard of the terrible disaster to the submarine 'Thetis', sunk with all hands off the coast of Britain. I learned all hope for the submarine crew had been abandoned. For some time, Churchill sat in silence, staring at his desk. It was a dark, blustery night, and through the windows I could see shadowy branches swaying. In sombre tones. Churchill described the disaster and pictured the plight of the doomed mariners. I was so moved by his words, when he ordered, "Read that back". I could hardly control my voice.

Churchill  Hitler  and  The Unnecessary War  Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Churchill Hitler and The Unnecessary War


  • Author : Patrick J. Buchanan
  • Publisher : Crown Forum
  • Release Date : 2008-05-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307409560

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Churchill Hitler and The Unnecessary War Excerpt :

Were World Wars I and II inevitable? Were they necessary wars? Or were they products of calamitous failures of judgment? In this monumental and provocative history, Patrick Buchanan makes the case that, if not for the blunders of British statesmen– Winston Churchill first among them–the horrors of two world wars and the Holocaust might have been avoided and the British Empire might never have collapsed into ruins. Half a century of murderous oppression of scores of millions under the iron boot of Communist tyranny might never have happened, and Europe’s central role in world affairs might have been sustained for many generations. Among the British and Churchillian errors were: • The secret decision of a tiny cabal in the inner Cabinet in 1906 to take Britain straight to war against Germany, should she invade France • The vengeful Treaty of Versailles that mutilated Germany, leaving her bitter, betrayed, and receptive to the appeal of Adolf Hitler • Britain’s capitulation, at Churchill’s urging, to American pressure to sever the Anglo-Japanese alliance, insulting and isolating Japan, pushing her onto the path of militarism and conquest • The greatest mistake in British history: the unsolicited war guarantee to Poland of March 1939, ensuring the Second World War Certain to create controversy and spirited argument, Churchill, Hitler, and “the Unnecessary War” is a grand and bold insight into the historic failures of judgment that ended centuries of European rule and guaranteed a future no one who lived in that vanished world could ever have envisioned.

The Prime Minister s Secret Agent Book
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

The Prime Minister s Secret Agent


  • Author : Susan Elia MacNeal
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345539106

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The Prime Minister s Secret Agent Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For fans of Jacqueline Winspear, Charles Todd, and Anne Perry comes a gripping mystery featuring intrepid spy and code breaker Maggie Hope. This time, the fallout of a deadly plot comes straight to her own front door. World War II rages on across Europe, but Maggie Hope has finally found a moment of rest on the pastoral coast of western Scotland. Home from an undercover mission in Berlin, she settles down to teach at her old spy training camp, and to heal from scars on both her body and heart. Yet instead of enjoying the quieter pace of life, Maggie is quickly drawn into another web of danger and intrigue. When three ballerinas fall strangely ill in Glasgow—including one of Maggie’s dearest friends—Maggie partners with MI-5 to uncover the truth behind their unusual symptoms. What she finds points to a series of poisonings that may expose shocking government secrets and put countless British lives at stake. But it’s the fight brewing in the Pacific that will forever change the course of the war—and indelibly shape Maggie’s fate. Praise for The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent “[A] stellar series . . . [Susan Elia] MacNeal has written an impeccably researched, wonderfully engaging story.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “A treat for WWII buffs and mystery lovers alike.”—Booklist “[MacNeal] seamlessly mixes fact and fiction.”—Publishers Weekly “Splendid . . . riveting . . . The research is complete and fascinating. . . . The scenes are so detailed that readers will feel as if they are next to the characters and listening to them speaking.”—RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) “Fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Charles Todd will feast on this riveting series chronicling Britain’s own ‘Greatest Generation.’ MacNeal’s research and gift for dialogue shine through on every page, transporting the reader to Churchill’s inner circle. The Prime Minister’s Secret Agent is both top-drawer historical fiction and mystery i

The Prisoner in the Castle Book
Score: 3.5
From 36 Ratings

The Prisoner in the Castle


  • Author : Susan Elia MacNeal
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2019-07-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525621096

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The Prisoner in the Castle Excerpt :

A series of baffling murders among a group of imprisoned agents threatens the outcome of World War II in this chilling mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Mr. Churchill's Secretary. November, 1942. World War II is raging, and former spy Maggie Hope knows too much: what the British government is willing to do to keep its secrets, who is lying, who the double-crossers are. She knows exactly who is sending agents to their deaths. These are the reasons Maggie is isolated on a remote Scottish island, in a prison known as Killoch Castle. When one of her fellow inmates drops dead in the middle of his after-dinner drink--he's only the first. As victims fall one by one, Maggie will have to call upon all her wits and skills to escape--not just certain death . . . but certain murder. For what's the most important thing that Maggie Hope knows? She must survive. Praise for The Prisoner in the Castle "The colonel sums it up best on page ten: 'If you take a pretty girl and teach her how to kill, it can cause problems.' Not just problems--electrifying action and nonstop surprises. I loved this book!"--R. L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series "Another literary tour de force . . . From the book's perfectly calibrated plot to its incisively etched characters, everything is handled with perfect finesse by the author."--Poisoned Pen Newsletter "One pleasure of a mystery series is connecting with a character that changes and grows with each novel. . . . Maggie's intelligence and loyalty to the war effort continue to evolve in [Susan Elia] MacNeal's series. . . . Solid twists keep the plot of The Prisoner in the Castle churning until the surprise finale."--Associated Press "A mystery . . . tailor-made for readers in the post-election, #MeToo era. . . . If you love a tricky puzzle that requires you to keep track of multiple alibis over time, this is your summer read."--The Washington Post "Evocative."--Publishers Weekly "MacNeal uses [Agatha] Christie'

Painting as a Pastime Book

Painting as a Pastime


  • Author : Winston S. Churchill
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 29
  • ISBN 10 : EAN:4066338039088

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Painting as a Pastime Excerpt :

"Painting as a Pastime" by Winston S. Churchill. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Paris Spy Book
Score: 4
From 19 Ratings

The Paris Spy


  • Author : Susan Elia MacNeal
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399593802

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The Paris Spy Excerpt :

"Maggie Hope has come a long way since serving as a typist for Winston Churchill. Now she's working undercover for the Special Operations Executive in the elegant but eerily silent city of Paris, where SS officers prowl the streets in their Mercedes and the Ritz is draped with swastika banners. Walking among the enemy is tense and terrifying, and even though she's disguised in chic Chanel, Maggie can't help longing for home. But her missions come first. Maggie's half-sister Elise has disappeared after being saved from a concentration camp, and Maggie is desperate to find her--that is, if Elise even wants to be found"--