D J Taylor The Windsor Faction

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The Windsor Faction

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Author: DJ Taylor Paperback A gripping thriller set in an alternative version of WWII. In a parallel world where Edward VIII never abdicated, the war takes a very different course. German troops amass and a 'King's Party' of fascist peace campaigners is covertly undermining the war effort. For Cynthia Kirkpatrick, the war brings a new-found freedom - drinks at the Ritz, late-night parties and intriguing new acquaintances including her glamorous colleague Anthea and Tyler, an enigmatic American working at the Embassy. Initially Cynthia is dazzled by them both but soon discovers they have secrets which could prove dangerous, both to her and the country at large. From the author of Derby Day, which was longlisted for the Booker Prize. 'A highly successful literary thriller...' Christian House, Independent On Sunday ISBN: 9780099578895 Publisher: Vintage BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE OFFER Offer only applies to books displaying the Buy One Get One Half Price Offer. View more books ...

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Autumn 1939. In an alternative world, where Edward VIII still sits on the throne, storm clouds gather over Europe, German troops amass and a ‘King’s Party’ of fascist peace campaigners is stealthily undermining the war effort.

For Cynthia Kirkpatrick, the war brings a new-found freedom – lunchtime drinks at the Ritz, rented attic rooms, late-night rackety parties and intriguing new acquaintances.

But two new friends loom larger than others, her glamorous colleague Anthea and Tyler, an enigmatic American working at the Embassy. Initially Cynthia is dazzled by them both but soon discovers they have secrets which could prove dangerous, both to her and the country at large…

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"Compulsively enjoyable" ( Independent)

"A tense phoney-war thriller, as evocative in its period representations as it is compelling in its denouement" ( Mail on Sunday)

"With its meticulous period detail and its dissection of the English class system at work, this new novel from the author of the highly accomplished Derby Day proves that good historical fiction does not have to take place in a past that actually happened" (Nick Rennison Sunday Times)

"It is much harder to show historical change occurring through incremental creep rather than sudden swerves of direction. That DJ Taylor’s novel achieves this so well makes in an unusually smart and subtle addition to the genre… Gripping entertainment" (Robert Douglas-Fairhurst Daily Telegraph)

"A splendid “what if” thriller… Terrific" ( Daily Mail)

"This galloping, might-have-been thriller… Taylor cleverly uses genuine historical details to make the nightmare horribly convincing" (Kate Saunders Saga)

"A highly successful literary thriller with one eye on a shocking chapter in the nation’s genuine history and another on the potential for authorial invention" (Christian House Independent on Sunday)

"Offers a chilling alternative view of the direction the Second World War might have taken had the man who later became the Duke of Windsor…remained on the British throne" (Mark Nicholls UK Regional Press)

"A crafty and pitch-perfect novel of Nazi sympathizers and secret agents in wartime London" ( Independent)

"It is Taylor’s achievement to have written a tense, page-turning thriller, enriched by acute social observation, within which unfolds a subtle meditation upon where the quest for peace ends and the path to treason begins" (Graham Stewart The Times)

"A highly successful thriller" ( Oldie)

"The novel is much more than an intriguing exercise in alternative history… This is as skilful and enjoyable a novel as you can ask for, the work of a master-craftsman" (Allan Massie Scotsman)

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