The Intrigues of Jennie Lee

The Intrigues of Jennie Lee

Alex Rosenberg

Historical / Historical Fiction / Fiction

A gripping and evocative story of love, politics, betrayal and bravery, which reimagines events of the interwar years. Jennie Lee was elected to parliament aged just twenty-four, five years too young even to vote in 1929 Britain. From the Labour backbenches, she hurled barbs and bolts of thunder at the likes of Winston Churchill, Lady Astor, even her own party's Prime Minister, Ramsay McDonald. The novel intertwines real events with a personal story involving Elizabeth Bowes-Lyons, the future Queen Mother; the womanizing fascist Oswald Mosley; the Great War prime minister Lloyd-George; and the radical Labour MP Aneurin Bevan. A series of political and intimate intrigues turn history into thriller when Jennie has the chance to radically change the course of history for Britain, Europe and the world. '...marvellous in so many ways... An excellent take on the twisted, dangerous politics of 1930s Britain and a rattling good read.' C.J. Sansom, author of Dominion and the Shardlake mysteries
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Autumn in Oxford: A Novel

Autumn in Oxford: A Novel

Alex Rosenberg

Historical / Historical Fiction / Fiction

After being blacklisted for having communist sympathies as a student twenty years before, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Tom Wrought escapes America’s Cold War climate to teach at Oxford. There, he falls in love with Liz Spencer, a beautiful married woman. When Liz’s husband is pushed in front of a train in the London Underground, Tom is immediately arrested for the murder. Scotland Yard is convinced it has its man, as he had means, motive, and opportunity. Certain of his innocence, Liz hires a young solicitor, Alice Silverstone, to defend Tom. But they discover that Tom’s former secret work as an American spy made him a number of powerful enemies. Russian intelligence, British counterespionage, and even the FBI all may have reason to frame him. If Liz and Alice can find out who is behind the murder, they stand a chance of freeing Tom, but doing so puts all their lives at risk. **Review “If you're a fan of historical fiction, particularly focused on political and conspiratorial fiction, Autumn in Oxford is one for you.” —*Just Commonly* “Autumn in Oxford is a finely crafted murder, espionage, love story which is about reading every word and storing the details so you will be able to fit the twists and changes into perspective and solve the ‘who done it.’” —*Patricia’s Wisdom* “A riveting mystery/thriller. It will certainly appeal to anyone fascinated by the Cold War era and its spies, those who appreciate eminently plausible conspiracy theories, and those who enjoy a twisting, turning plot that keeps the reader guessing both where the plot is going and how much of the background is based on truth.” —*BookNAround* “Alex Rosenberg delivers a hard to put down ‘who done it,’ in his new novel, Autumn in Oxford.” —*Thoughts on This ‘n That* “Author Alex Rosenberg peppers his tale with several actual historical figures, which adds complexity to his narrative...An interesting read, especially for those who enjoy historical fiction set in the recent past.” —*5 Minutes for Books* “In Autumn in Oxford, author Alex Rosenberg crafts a deliberately plotted thriller that is riveting from start to finish.” —*A Book a Week* “If you're into spy stories, stories of intrigue, mysteries, and books set in the 1950s, this is a book for you.” —*Helen’s Book Blog* “Cold War history buffs will find this novel a dream come true.” —*Building Bookshelves* About the Author Alex Rosenberg is the author of the novel The Girl from Krakow. He has lived in Britain and has taught at Oxford, where he made the acquaintance of some of the historical figures that play roles in Autumn in Oxford. Rosenberg is the R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy at Duke University in North Carolina.
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