An Unlikely Agent

An Unlikely Agent London Margaret Trant lives with her ailing irascible mother in a dreary boarding house in St John s Wood The pair have fallen on hard times with only Margaret s meagre salary from a ramshackl

  • Title: An Unlikely Agent
  • Author: Jane Menczer
  • ISBN: 9781846973802
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Paperback
  • An Unlikely Agent

    London, 1905 Margaret Trant lives with her ailing, irascible mother in a dreary boarding house in St John s Wood The pair have fallen on hard times, with only Margaret s meagre salary from a ramshackle import export company keeping them afloat.When a stranger on the tram hands her a newspaper open at the recruitment page, Margaret spots an advertisement that promises toLondon, 1905 Margaret Trant lives with her ailing, irascible mother in a dreary boarding house in St John s Wood The pair have fallen on hard times, with only Margaret s meagre salary from a ramshackle import export company keeping them afloat.When a stranger on the tram hands her a newspaper open at the recruitment page, Margaret spots an advertisement that promises to open new horizons beyond your wildest dreams After a gruelling interview, she finds herself in a new position as a secretary in a dingy backstreet shop But all is not as it seems she is in fact working for a highly secret branch of the intelligence service, Bureau 8, whose mission is to track down and neutralise a ruthless band of anarchists known as the Scorpions.Margaret s voracious reading of detective fiction has scarcely prepared her for the reality of true criminality Her journey of self discovery forms the heart of this remarkable novel, as she discovers in herself resourcefulness, courage, independence and the first stirrings of love.Menczer conveys the fog and grime of Edwardian London in an espionage thriller that evokes the humdrum dinginess of spywork as it alternates with thrilling danger, in a manner characteristic of John le Carr Margaret Trant is a heroine to remember.

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    1. Karen Mace

      After reading a glowing review on Nudge Books I brought myself a copy of this - the striking cover helped seal the deal too! And it has been a really enjoyable experience reading this. It wasn't a book that I raced through, but I think the way the story is told and the way it evolves you get a better experience if you take your time over it!We are introduced to the rather fabulous character of Margaret Trant. She lives with her rather overbearing mother and they are struggling to get by in Londo [...]

    2. Alfred Nobile

      This was a novel that conjured up the atmosphere of Edwardian London beautifully.Margaret Trant lives with her mother in a boarding house in St. John's Wood and works as a secretary. Margaret looses her employment when the business she works for relocates.A chance meeting with a stranger, who hands her a newspaper sees Margaret joining the mysteriousBureau 8. This is an intelligence agency whose main purpose is to hunt down a band of anarchists called The Scorpions. This was my first foray into [...]

    3. Angela

      The character voices were good and this book was moderately enjoyable, but overall I found the plot slow and didn't think the main character developed as much as she should have. The narrative arc I hoped for for this character never quite eventuated - her lapses in judgement and delicate sensibilities persisted right through the climax of the story, in a way that didn't fulfill my expectations of a contemporary period piece. Perhaps she will grow into herself more in future novels, but I hoped [...]

    4. Bev Taylor

      will be published in may one woman stands between london and anarchy set in 1905, margaret lives in a dire boarding house with her mother and works as a secretary the business then moves out of the area and she hands in her notice. whilst searching for another job - not very successfully - a newspaper is thrust into her hand and an advert appeals to her this will be her introduction into a spying agency, first as a secretary and then in the field. their object is to track down a group called the [...]

    5. Miranda Doyle

      Beautifully written An Unlikely Agent is the best kind of mystery, told by the adorably wry Miss Trant. Her ghastly mother is just one of an hilarious cast of misfits and eccentrics, amongst them the delectable McIntyre - daring, dashing, smart. Other reviewers have said they were hooked. I was. Curled-up-in-bed-of-an-afternoon-hooked. A completely absorbing story, with a compelling plot, that you won’t want to end. Gratefully though Menczer has left us with a tale that needs to go on, Miss Tr [...]

    6. Laura Rowland

      Such a completely different book to what I've read before, but such a good surprise. I was able to read this book pre published through good reading, and it was such a treat to read.Set in early Edwardian London, a mystery novel which presents a female character strongly at place in a mans world.I would definitely recommend this book, and i am looking forward to more from this author.

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