"It was purely by accident that I had become a traitor. Just because one day, out of curiosity, I happened to walk back from my evening round via the main road, and a woman named Anna Petrova crossed my path..."
In the tense, uncertain days before World War Two, a female doctor in London's East End helps the injured caught up in rioting between Fascists and Communists. But the authorities suspect her actions, and before long, she finds herself imprisoned—with devastating consequences.
"An engaging thriller, an historical novel, and a thought-provoking meditation on how fate can taint us ... Spinney's debut is lucid, intelligent writing, allied to a lyricism that renders the most fleeting images poignant. A name to look out for."—Keiron Pim, Time Out
"Part of the brilliance of Laura Spinney's first book derives from the remarkably authentic detail and atmosphere of the story, set in the East End of London in 1939 ... This, surely, is a writer of whom we shall hear much more."—Martyn Goff, Jewish Chronicle
"If you were ill in the East End of London just before the second world war, you would have difficulty finding a better doctor than the narrator of Laura Spinney's debut novel ... a potent and distinctive voice."—Simon Garfield, Financial Times
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'Spinney has established a potent and distinctive volce' - Simon Garfield, Financial Times; 'Spinney's debut is lucid, intelligent writing, alllied to a lyricism that renders the most fleeting images poignant. A name to look out for.' Kieron Pim, Time Out; 'Spinney's brief novel is as valuable as any historical text to foster in those of us too young to remember a clearer understanding of 1940s Britian.' - Steve Murphy, Newbury Weekly News
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Book Description Methuen Publishing, Ltd., 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0413754804