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The Secrets We Kept - Lara Prescott

The Secrets We Kept - Lara Prescott

This is book № 620 of an exclusive edition of 700 copies

Title: The Secrets We Kept

Author:  Lara Prescott

ISBN:  9781786331663

Weight:  990g

Delivery:  Extra £1.00 [heavy book]

Numbered signed first edition, first printing




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The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott


1956. A celebrated Russian author is writing a book, Doctor Zhivago, which could spark dissent in the Soviet Union.  The Soviets, afraid of its subversive power, ban it.

But in the rest of the world it’s fast becoming a sensation.

In Washington DC, the CIA is planning to use the book to tip the Cold War in its favour.

Their agents are not the usual spies, however.  Two typists – the charming, experienced Sally and the talented novice Irina   are charged with the mission of a lifetime: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago back into Russia by any means necessary.

It will not be easy.  There are people prepared to die for this book – and agents willing to kill for it.  But they cannot fail – as this book has the power to change history.

Peer & Press Reviews

Triumphant…  This debut shines as spy story, publication thriller and historical romance with a twist.

Publishers Weekly

A page-turner combining elements of spy, literary, thriller, historic, romantic and gay fiction…  This is escapist fiction rooted in an at times harrowing historical reality.

Sunday Times

A rip-roaring tale of espionage, Russian literature and some absolutely badass women… if you want a tense thriller, women kicking against an unjust, patriarchal system and a bruising love story, then this is the book for you!


Bibliographic Info

TitleThe Secrets We Kept
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Edition background:

This numbered edition of 700 copies was commissioned by a leading London bookshop working in association with the publisher.

Each book has a tipped-in authentication page, directly before the tipped-in title page, that confirms the book’s handwritten number.  This page also gives the author’s name, the title, the name of the publisher and the month / year of publication.

This exclusive edition has a different jacket from the indie and trade editions, red sprayed page edges, a red ribbon marker and blue & silver coloured decorative head and tail bands.

Book number620 of 700
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the tipped-in title page
Awards and Media
Book Club listingReese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Book Club (Sept. pick)
Book Stats
Publication date
Printed byClays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 139781786331663
ISBN 101786331667
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)241 x 162 x 42mm
Packed weight1.049kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photographTrevor Paulhus

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