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The English Agent


From the best-selling author of The Gunner Girl - how far will two women go to survive WWII?

Having suffered a traumatic experience in the Blitz, Edie feels utterly disillusioned with life in wartime London. The chance to work with the Secret Operations Executive (SOE) helping the resistance in Paris offers a fresh start. Codenamed ‘Yvette’, she’s parachuted into France and met by the two other members of her SOE cell. Who can she trust?

Back in London, Vera desperately needs to be made a UK citizen to erase the secrets of her past. Working at the foreign office in charge of agents presents an opportunity for blackmail. But when she loses contact with one agent in the field, codenamed Yvette, her loyalties are torn.

This unabridged audio version is read by Charlotte Strevens. 

© Simon Buck

Clare Harvey is an ex-army wife. The Gunner Girl, her debut novel, was inspired by her mother-in-law's experience during WWII and written while her husband was on active service in Afghanistan. It won the Exeter Novel Prize in 2015 and the RNA Joan Hessayon Prize in 2016. She has since written The English Agent and The Night Raid. She lives in Nottingham with her family. Find out more on facebook - - her website or on twitter @clareharveyauth.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK (July 26, 2018)
  • Runtime: 12 hours and 16 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781471175886

'Will delight all those who love a good wartime story' 

– Dilly Court on The Gunner Girl

'An irresistible tale of friendship, love and heartache during WW2 that had me enthralled' 

– Kate Furnivall, author of The Betrayal, on The Gunner Girl

'Heart-warming, enjoyable and full of surprises, I loved The Gunner Girl

– Elizabeth Chadwick, author of Templar Silks, on The Gunner Girl

'Clare Harvey is an exceptional new talent. The Gunner Girl offers a stunningly realistic vision of the WW2 era, through the intertwined lives and loves of three very different women. The story is brought to life by razor sharp dialogue, an eye for period details and a taut plot which never becomes sentimental' 

– Kate Rhodes, author of Hell Bay, on The Gunner Girl

'The sense of period, the descriptive prose and the superb writing make The English Agent a real page-turner. Clare is certainly a gifted storyteller’ 

– Ellie Dean on The English Agent

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