Reading roundup 21/04/21

I have completed one book this week and I must admit that my reading has been on the back burner for a couple of reasons. Firstly, because I am having difficulty with my concentration. Secondly, because I have become addicted to yet another TV series on Amazon Prime: Scandal. Just about all of my choices on TV have been dark and Scandal is very dark indeed!

A Prince and a Spy by Rory Clements

My choice this week was A Prince and a Spy by Rory Clements (Tom Wilde #05). I have really enjoyed this series so far, so was really pleased to see this new episode appear on our Library Service’s ebook catalogue. Here is the blurb:

“Sweden, 1942 – Two old friends meet. They are cousins. One is Prince George, Duke of Kent, brother of the King of England. The other is Prince Philipp von Hesse, a committed Nazi and close friend of Adolf Hitler.

Days later, the Prince George is killed in a plane crash in the north of Scotland. The official story is that it was an accident – but not everyone is convinced.

There is even a suggestion that the Duke’s plane was sabotaged, but with no evidence, Cambridge spy Tom Wilde is sent north to discover the truth . . .”

I awarded the book four stars on Goodreads and wrote this short review (apologies for the brevity. If you are interested in the book, the other reviews are well worth your time).

A Prince and A Spy (Tom Wilde, #5)A Prince and A Spy by Rory Clements
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Yet another excellent episode in this excellent series.

The plot was edge-of-the-seat exciting against the background of the sheer horror of the Holocaust. Accurate historical events were woven together with more fictional, speculative narrative and characters to create a brilliant book. The amount of research that must be tackled before writing a book like this must be enormous.

I can’t wait to read the next book!

View all my reviews

The next book on my “to read” list is Mara Timon’s debut: City of Spies. I hope that I can manage to finish this in time for next week’s post!

City of Spies by Mara Timon

Perhaps I will read more!

Happy Reading to you all.

Love and best wishes,



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