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Princess Elizabeth's Spy

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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.Praise for Mr. Churchill's SecretaryDelightful may seem a strange word to describe a novel that takes place against the backdrop of the bombings of London during World War II, but it's appropriate for this debut novel. . . . As sweet as it is intriguing. USA Today A captivating, post-feminist picture of England during its finest hour. The Denver Post Daring . . . Blends meticulous research on the era, psychological insight into Winston Churchill, and the creation of a riveting main character, Maggie Hope, into a spectacularly crafted novel. Bookreporter A ripping good yarn [that] enthralls and satisfies. Richmond Times-DispatchFrom the Trade Paperback edition.



  • I really enjoyed both of these clever novels that center around Maggie Hope. They combine social and political commentary with a thrilling storyline, all set in England during the beginning of WWII. However, the second book is somewhat hindered by the narration quality. I don't like to say anything negative about the narrator, as she did a commendable job in many aspects, especially with her use of different voices for the characters. However, her sing-songy cadence, sentence after sentence, was so distracting that it made it difficult for me to fully engage with the audio. Despite this setback, I persevered and I'm glad I did. But unless Duerden can overcome this bothersome vocal habit, I can't wholeheartedly recommend books that she narrates.
  • I really enjoyed aspects of this book, especially the depiction of the time surrounding WWI and WWII in Britain. The blend of real historical figures such as Churchill, the King, and his family, alongside fictional characters, added depth to the story. The plot itself was decent, but I found myself unable to fully admire Maggie as the heroine. She does have her moments of doing good, but there are times when her foolishness takes away from the author's intention of creating a strong female protagonist. It could be that the narrator's unpleasant voice influences my reaction. I'm not entirely sure. However, I don't feel compelled to dive into more books from this series at the moment.
  • When not putting on a pitiful whining accent which makes you despise the protagonist instead of loving her, the narrators tone is so monotonous that you could be forgiven for thinking that she is reading a police report.