Publication Date: 14/09/2023 ISBN: 9781529368307 Category:

The Prime Minister’s Affair

Andrew Williams

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 14/09/2023 ISBN: 9781529368307 Category:
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The gripping and immersive historical thriller from the author of Witchfinder, based on the true events of a scandalous blackmail plot hidden in the shadows…

‘A compelling story of power, passion and intrigue based on real events. A terrific read’ NICK ROBINSON, BBC Today presenter

‘A wickedly entertaining tale of political chicanery’ DAILY TELEGRAPH
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London 1929. Very much not a land fit for heroes. Frenchie knows his occasional work for MI5 serves only the ruling classes. But he needs to feed his children. Scruples died in the trenches.

When Ramsay MacDonald, Britain’s first Labour Prime Minister, is blackmailed by a former lover, Frenchie must go to Paris to buy her silence.

It is clear there are many people who would see MacDonald fall – the Conservatives, their friends in the press, even some of his own colleagues. But his own secret service? When Frenchie hears the other side of the story, everything changes.
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‘If le Carre needs a successor, Williams has all the equipment for the role’ TIMES Literary Supplement Books of the Year

‘Spy tradecraft of the old school, with no computers, fast cars or mobile phones, but not a whit less exciting for that. Highly recommended as both a spy story and a piece of social and political history’ Shots Magazine

Publisher Review

A compelling story of power, passion and intrigue based on real events, The Prime Minister's Affair is a terrific read -- Nick Robinson Spy tradecraft of the old school, with no computers, fast cars or mobile phones, but not a whit less exciting for that. Highly recommended as both a spy story and a piece of social and political history * Shots Magazine * Andrew Williams has fashioned a wickedly entertaining tale of political chicanery * Daily Telegraph * Williams blends reality and fiction in a tense and intricate story that shows politics has always been a brutal business * Sun * His new novel quietly ticks all the boxes . . . Albeit set in a period Le Carre never explored, this has all the trademark qualities of the Grand Master himself, an historical spy thriller which springs to life due to the complexity and humanity of its characters, both public and private -- Maxim Jakubowski * Crime Time * A must read for anyone with any interest in politics of the past or the present -- Edward Wilson Compelling and full of rich portrayals of both real and fictional characters from the period . . . A wonderful read -- Sarah Ward, author of the DC Childs series

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