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The Bookseller's Secret: A Novel of Nancy Mitford and WWII

The Bookseller's Secret: A Novel of Nancy Mitford and WWII

by Michelle Gable

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The Bookseller's Secret is a delight from start to finish, a literary feast any booklover will savor!”
—Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code

ARISTOCRAT, AUTHOR, BOOKSELLER, WWII SPY—A THRILLING NOVEL ABOUT REAL-LIFE LITERARY ICON NANCY MITFORD

In 1942, London, Nancy Mitford is worried about more than air raids and German spies. Still recovering from a devastating loss, the once sparkling Bright Young Thing is estranged from her husband, her allowance has been cut, and she’s given up her writing career. On top of this, her five beautiful but infamous sisters continue making headlines with their controversial politics.

Eager for distraction and desperate for income, Nancy jumps at the chance to manage the Heywood Hill bookshop while the owner is away at war. Between the shop’s brisk business and the literary salons she hosts for her eccentric friends, Nancy’s life seems on the upswing. But when a mysterious French officer insists that she has a story to tell, Nancy must decide if picking up the pen again and revealing all is worth the price she might be forced to pay.

Eighty years later, Heywood Hill is abuzz with the hunt for a lost wartime manuscript written by Nancy Mitford. For one woman desperately in need of a change, the search will reveal not only a new side to Nancy, but an even more surprising link between the past and present…

“With a vivid cast of unforgettable characters, Gable expertly and cleverly delivers wit, humor, and intrigue on every page. What a delightful escape.”
—Susan Meissner, bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things

“A triumphant tale that highlights the magic of bookshops and literature to carry people through even the darkest days of war.”
—Kristina McMorris, New York Times bestselling author of Sold on a Monday


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ISBN-13: 9781525806469
Publisher: Graydon House Books
Publication date: 08/17/2021
Edition description: Original
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 23,914
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

MICHELLE GABLE is the New York Times bestselling author of A Paris Apartment, I'll See You in Paris, The Book of Summer, and The Summer I Met Jack. She attended the College of William & Mary and spent twenty years working in finance before becoming a full-time writer. She grew up in San Diego and lives in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. Find her on Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest, @mgablewriter.

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