The Intrigues of Jennie Lee

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Pub Date 29 May 2020 | Archive Date 30 Jun 2021
John Hunt Publishing Ltd, https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/tophat-books/

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A gripping and evocative story of love, politics, betrayal and bravery, which reimagines events of the interwar years.

Jennie Lee was elected to parliament aged just twenty-four, five years too young even to vote in 1929 Britain. From the Labour backbenches, she hurled barbs and bolts of thunder at the likes of Winston Churchill, Lady Astor, even her own party’s Prime Minister, Ramsay McDonald.

The novel intertwines real events with a personal story involving Elizabeth Bowes-Lyons, the future Queen Mother; the womanizing fascist Oswald Mosley; the Great War prime minister Lloyd-George; and the radical Labour MP Aneurin Bevan.

A series of political and intimate intrigues turn history into thriller when Jennie has the chance to radically change the course of history for Britain, Europe and the world.

'...marvellous in so many ways… An excellent take on the twisted, dangerous politics of 1930s Britain and a rattling good read.' C.J. Sansom, author of Dominion and the Shardlake mysteries

A gripping and evocative story of love, politics, betrayal and bravery, which reimagines events of the interwar years.

Jennie Lee was elected to parliament aged just twenty-four, five years too...


A Note From the Publisher

Alex Rosenberg is a professor of philosophy at Duke University, North Carolina, and he has written extensively in this field, most notably his 2011 book, The Atheist's Guide to Reality which was widely reviewed in the NY Times, New Republic, The Atlantic and more. As a novelist, Alex is the author of two historical thrillers, The Girl From Krakow and Autumn in Oxford. The Intrigues of Jennie Lee is his first novel from Top Hat Books.

Alex Rosenberg is a professor of philosophy at Duke University, North Carolina, and he has written extensively in this field, most notably his 2011 book, The Atheist's Guide to Reality which was...


Advance Praise

The Intrigues of Jennie Lee is a morally complex story set in the Britain of the late 1920s and 30s. With intricately drawn characters and masterful plotting, political conspiracy and conflict, it keeps the reader captivated throughout. That the story still gets so much of the history right makes it all the more gripping. What really won me over was the portrait of Jennie Lee - articulate, fiery, a woman worth celebrating. 

Jennie struggles with politics, romantic life, and her heritage, as the plot’s momentum increases relentlessly. Beautifully rendered, its many layers expertly woven together, this is a thrilling read that makes one ponder our own political climate. Alex Rosenberg has delivered an important piece of history in a page-turning novel.

Sylvia True, author of The Wednesday Group


The Intrigues of Jennie Lee is marvellous in so many ways… An excellent take on the twisted, dangerous politics of 1930s Britain and a rattling good read.

C.J. Sansom, author of Dominion and the Shardlake mysteries

The Intrigues of Jennie Lee is a morally complex story set in the Britain of the late 1920s and 30s. With intricately drawn characters and masterful plotting, political conspiracy and conflict, it...


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