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The Secret Messenger


The Secret Messenger
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The Secret Messenger

Mandy Robotham

ISBN 9780008376048

The highly awaited new novel from the #1 Globe and Mail bestselling author of The German Midwife.

Venice, 1943

The world is at war, and Stella Jilani is leading a double life. By day she works in the lion’s den as atypist for the Reich; by night, she risks her life as a messenger for the Italian resistance. Against allodds, Stella must impart Nazi secrets, smuggle essential supplies and produce an undergroundnewspaper on her beloved typewriter.

But when German commander General Breugal becomes suspicious, it seems he will stop at nothingto find the mole, and Stella knows her future could be in jeopardy.

London, 2017

Years later, Luisa Belmont finds a mysterious old typewriter in her attic. Determined to find out who itbelonged to, Luisa delves into the past and uncovers a story of fierce love, unimaginable sacrificeand, ultimately, the worst kind of betrayal…

Set between German-occupied 1940s Venice and modern-day London, this is a fascinating tale of the bravery of everyday women in the darkest corners of WWII, for readers of The Tattooistof Auschwitz by Heather Morris.

















The Author

Mandy Robotham is a Globe and Mail, USA Today, and Canadian, US and Australian Kindle Top 100 bestseller. She has been an aspiring author from the age of nine, but was waylaid by journalism and later enticed by birth. She’s now a practicing midwife who writes about birth, death, love and everything else in between. She graduated with an MA in Creative Writing from Oxford Brookes University.












Reviews, News & Interviews:

Intriguing, pacy and fascinating. Suzanne Goldring

Unique, emotional and life-affirming. Melanie Hudson

A beautifully written novel, perfect for historical fiction lovers. Soraya M. Lane

Another fantastic page-turner. LP Fergusson

I felt I was walking alongside Stella over bridges and along canals at every heartstopping moment… Wonderful. Molly Green



















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