Literary Espionage

Natasha Walter, Simon Mawer

26/02/2017 3:30 pm

Sweeping and exhilarating, brimming with passion and betrayal, the new works of two well-known writers are compelling page-turners. In her debut novel, A Quiet Life, feminist activist Natasha Walter, author of the iconic Living Dolls, tells a warm-blooded story of Cold War duplicity and deception. In Tightrope, bestselling, prize-winning author Simon Mawer continues the romantic and political exploits of Marian Sutro, protagonist of The Girl Who Fell from the Sky, in a simmering tale of post-war intrigue.

Natasha Walter

Natasha Walter has worked as a journalist, columnist and reviewer for leading magazines and newspapers, has been a Man Booker prize judge and is the founder of the charity Women for Refugee Women. Her books include The New Feminism and Living Dolls.

Simon Mawer

Simon Mawer is the author of two works of non-fiction and ten novels, one of which was shortlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize. Tightrope is winner of the 2016 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.