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10 OCTOBER 2005
GUARDIAN ANGEL: KATE WESTBROOK (HARDCOVER)

By: FSWL team
Published:
2006-04-01
Publication of Guardian Angel, the third part in The Moneypenny Diaries series following the affairs and adventures of James Bond’s right-hand woman. The book is written by Kate Westbrook (the psuedonym of award-winning author Samantha Weinberg).

‘My heart breaks for James’ – so begins the explosive, true, private diaries of Miss Jane Moneypenny, Personal Secretary to Secret Service chief M. and colleague and confidante of James Bond.

From her childhood in wartime Kenya to her death in 1990, Jane Moneypenny led an extraordinary life. At the heart of British intelligence she had a ringside seat at the political intrigues that shaped world history. But, contrary to popular belief, she was not simply a bystander while James Bond saw all the action.

But a life of espionage has personal as well as political ramifications. For Jane Moneypenny, the price was high. Romantic relationships with outsiders were necessarily built on lies – sometimes on both sides – and you could never trust the motives of anyone you met.

So many secrets and yet no one she could confide in, Jane Moneypenny found herself breaking the first rule of espionage. Unbeknownst to anyone, she kept a secret diary. This became an outlet into which she could commit her innermost thoughts and classified secrets without fear of reprisal. But it should never have been released . . . (20060615)

Reviews:
'Thrilling' - Joanna Lumley

'A damned good read' - Roger Moore

'A tour-de-force' - Jeffrey Deaver

'A thoroughly enjoyable romp' - Guardian

‘Behind Moneypenny’s polished perfection is a daring, dastardly heroine who leaps to the rescue when she hears her beloved Bond’s life is in danger’- Daily Express

‘Diverting and fun.’ - A Place in the Sun

‘Kate Westbrook leaves the reader believing all this secret service stuff really did take place.’ - Dover Express & Folkestone Herald: Terry Sutton

Book details:
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: John Murray
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0719567408
ISBN-13: 978-0719567407
Dimensions: 22 x 13.8 x 3.2 cm

About the author:
Kate Westbrook was born in 1970 and educated at Cambridge and Harvard. She has a doctorate in history, specialising in the emergence of post-colonial political structures. She has worked in Africa and Latin America and is the author of numerous articles, as well as two novels, as yet unpublished. She is a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Editor's note:
Secret Servant, the second book in the series, was published in November 2006. Final Fling, the third and last part, was released in May 2008.

Order your copy of Guardian Angel from Amazon UK:
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0719567408/fromswedenwit-21/
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