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Celia Rees - Author

About the Author

Celia Rees has written over twenty books for Young Adults and is best known for her historical fiction. Her first historical novel, Witch Child, was translated into 28 languages. Witch Child and subsequent titles, Sorceress and Pirates!, were shortlisted for the Guardian, Whitbread (Costa) and W.H. Smith Awards in the UK and won awards in the UK, USA, France and Italy.

She lives in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK and divides her time between writing, talking to readers in schools and libraries, reviewing and teaching creative writing.

 

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Miss Graham's War

Miss Graham's War

Author: Celia Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/06/2021

Germany, 1946 History hides many secrets One woman will hunt for the truth... *Previously published as 'Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook'* 'A perfect summer read; gripping, original, well-drawn and compassionate' Joanne Harris 'Celia Rees is a superb writer, and this novel has one of the most irresistible and unique story hooks I've ever come across' Sophie Hannah Daughter. Sister. Friend. Spy. It's 1946 and the dust of war has settled over Europe. But for Edith Graham, an ordinary woman living an ordinary life, her journey is only just beginning. Escaping her humdrum existence, Edith is swept into war-torn Germany and recruited to draw elusive Nazis out of hiding. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more blurred the line between good and evil. In a shadowy world of shifting loyalties, where no-one is quite who they seem to be, who can Edith trust? Readers are gripped by Miss Graham's War: 'This is a thoroughly absorbing post World War 2 novel' Netgalley reviewer 'It's a story that will stay with me for a long time' Netgalley reviewer 'The characterisation is perfect . . .It really was a super read and it took me through the emotions as I was reading' Netgalley reviewer 'Spellbinding and heartbreaking' Netgalley reviewer 'A brilliant story, based on the facts of what actually went on during this time, you have to read this book! Gripping and highly satisfying' Netgalley reviewer 'What a superb read! The plot is exceptionally well-written and much research has gone into the book' Netgalley reviewer

Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook

Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook

Author: Celia Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Germany, 1946 A reluctant spy is born... 'A perfect summer read; gripping, original, well-drawn and compassionate' Joanne Harris 'Celia Rees is a superb writer, and this novel has one of the most irresistible and unique story hooks I've ever come across. This book deserves to be huge!' Sophie Hannah An ordinary woman. A book of recipes. The perfect cover for spying... Sent to Germany in the chaotic aftermath of World War II, Edith Graham is finally getting the chance to do her bit. Having taught at a girls' school during the conflict, she leaps at the opportunity to escape an ordinary life - but Edith is not everything she seems to be. Under the guise of her innocent cover story, Edith has been recruited to root out Nazis who are trying to escape prosecution. Secretly, she is sending coding messages back to the UK, hidden inside innocuous recipes sent to a friend - after all, who would expect notes on sauerkraut to contain the clues that would crack a criminal underground network? But the closer she gets to the truth, the muddier the line becomes between good and evil. In a dangerous world of shifting loyalties, when the enemy wears the face of a friend, who do you trust?

Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook

Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook

Author: Celia Rees Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/07/2020

Germany, 1946 A reluctant spy is born... *Now published in paperback and ebook as 'Miss Graham's War'* 'A perfect summer read; gripping, original, well-drawn and compassionate' Joanne Harris 'Celia Rees is a superb writer, and this novel has one of the most irresistible and unique story hooks I've ever come across. This book deserves to be huge!' Sophie Hannah An ordinary woman. A book of recipes. The perfect cover for spying... Sent to Germany in the chaotic aftermath of World War II, Edith Graham is finally getting the chance to do her bit. Having taught at a girls' school during the conflict, she leaps at the opportunity to escape an ordinary life - but Edith is not everything she seems to be. Under the guise of her innocent cover story, Edith has been recruited to root out Nazis who are trying to escape prosecution. Secretly, she is sending coding messages back to the UK, hidden inside innocuous recipes sent to a friend - after all, who would expect notes on sauerkraut to contain the clues that would crack a criminal underground network? But the closer she gets to the truth, the muddier the line becomes between good and evil. In a dangerous world of shifting loyalties, when the enemy wears the face of a friend, who do you trust?

Glass Town Wars

Glass Town Wars

Author: Celia Rees Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

When Tom is in a coma, his friend Milo decides that he can be a guinea pig for a new gaming device - a device that will take him to a troubled world where he meets the the warrior-like Augusta who is fighting to save her kingdom from takeover by her rival. With Tom at her side, she finds extra courage. Slowly but surely, Tom starts to leave his life in London behind as the two of them become ever more embroiled in a world of chaos and tension that encompasses the past, the present and the future. But life in London won't let Tom go so easily. His friends and family gather around him to try and bring him back - as does a girl from school he barely knows, who comes each day to his bedside to read to him from her favourite book - Wuthering Heights. In this wonderful speculative fiction Celia Rees has created a meta-fictional world that will delight readers. This epic story, with Rees's trademark strong female character and romance at its heart, is a compelling action-driven adventure with delightful twists and turns that thrill and surprise right up to the last page.

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