The Speakeasy with Jack Grimwood
Time & Location
About The Event
Location: The Edinburgh Bookshop, 219 Bruntsfield Place, EH10 4DH
Award-winning author of Moskva and Nightfall Berlin, Jack Grimwood, joins us for gin and bookish chit-chat at October's Speakeasy to talk about his rich, atmospheric WWII thriller, Island Reich. Celebrate the end of the month with The Edinburgh Bookshop when we'll be open a little later with drinks and books in hand.
About Island Reich:
July, 1940. The Nazis launch their invasion of Britain - starting with the Channel Islands . . .
And soldier turned safecracker Bill O'Hagan gets an offer: hang for his crimes, or serve his country.
The mission - land on occupied Alderney, impersonate a local, steal the invasion plans, escape. He almost believes they're not lying to him.
In Portugal, the former King, Edward, Duke of Windsor, receives an altogether different proposal from Germany: ease the invasion and he'll get his throne back. But Edward will not readily betray his country . . .
An embittered former king. An unreformed thief. And a secret upon which the fates of nations lie . . .
'Intricately plotted, rip-roaring World War Two adventure - proper heroes, proper villains, royal intrigue and grounded in real history' IAN RANKIN
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