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The Resource Miss Graham's Cold War cookbook : a novel, Celia Rees

Miss Graham's Cold War cookbook : a novel, Celia Rees

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Miss Graham's Cold War cookbook : a novel
Title
Miss Graham's Cold War cookbook
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Celia Rees
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "World War II has just ended, and Britain has established the Control Commission for Germany, which oversees their zone of occupation. The Control Commission hires British civilians to work in Germany, rebuild the shattered nation and prosecute war crimes. Somewhat aimless, bored with her job as a provincial schoolteacher, and unwilling to live with her overbearing mother any longer, twentysomething Edith Graham applies for a job with the Commission--but she is also recruited by her cousin, Leo, who is in the Secret Service. To them, Edith is perfect spy material...single, ordinary-looking, with a college degree in German. Cousin Leo went to Oxford with one of their most hunted war criminals, Count Kurt von Stavenow, who Edith remembers all too well from before the war. He wants her to find him. Intrigued by the challenge, Edith heads to Germany armed with a convincing cover story: she's an unassuming Education Officer sent to help resurrect German schools. To send information back to her Secret Service handlers in London, Edith has crafted the perfect alter ego, cookbook author Stella Snelling, who writes a popular magazine cookery column. She embeds crucial intelligence within the recipes she collects. But occupied Germany is awash with other spies, collaborators, and opportunists, and as she's pulled into their world, Edith soon discovers that no one is what they seem to be. The closer she gets to uncovering von Stavenow's whereabouts--and the network of German civilians who still support him--the greater the danger"--
  • Germany, 1946. Britain has established the Control Commission for Germany, which oversees their zone of occupation. The Commission hires British civilians to work in Germany, rebuild the shattered nation and prosecute war crimes. Bored with her job as a provincial schoolteacher, and unwilling to live with her overbearing mother any longer, Edith Graham applies-- and is also recruited by her cousin, Leo, who is in the Secret Service. Leo went to Oxford with now-hunted war criminal Count Kurt von Stavenow. To send information back to her Secret Service handlers in London, Edith has crafted the perfect alter ego, cookbook author Stella Snelling, who writes a popular magazine cookery column. Pulled into the world of spies, collaborators, and opportunists, Edith is soon in great danger. -- adapted from back cover
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Rees, Celia
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Women spies
  • Women teachers
  • War criminals
  • Code and cipher stories
  • Cooking
  • Germany
  • Germany (West)
Label
Miss Graham's Cold War cookbook : a novel, Celia Rees
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Publication
Note
  • "P.S. insights, interviews & more..."--Cover
  • "Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2020 by HarperCollins UK"--Copyright page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1159985184
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
490, 10 pages
Isbn
9780062938015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1159985184
Label
Miss Graham's Cold War cookbook : a novel, Celia Rees
Publication
Note
  • "P.S. insights, interviews & more..."--Cover
  • "Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2020 by HarperCollins UK"--Copyright page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1159985184
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
490, 10 pages
Isbn
9780062938015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1159985184

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