Romance & Sagas
Wanted: Glamour Girl
Growing up under the critical eye of her father and stepmother in a northern seaside town, Carol Marshall longs for freedom. The picture house is where she goes to dream. There she can be someone special. When the Palais de Danse announces a competition for a local girl to win a part in a film, Carol is persuaded by a friend to enter. To their amazement, it’s Carol the judges choose and soon she’s whisked away to London and swept up in a new world of glamour and excitement. But all that glitters is not gold. And the journey to stardom is paved with danger, loneliness and vice. Carol is poised to get everything she ever wished for. But at what price…?
Audiobook of the Month
A Spy Among Friends - Ben Macintyre
This is another astonishing book from the accomplished biographer, Ben Macintyre, who, with access to newly released MI5 files and previously unseen family papers, and with the cooperation of former officers of MI6 and the CIA, unlocks what is perhaps the last great secret of the Cold War.
Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. His two closest friends thought they knew Philby better than anyone, and then discovered they had not known him at all... This is a story of intimate duplicity.