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Tightrope

(2015)
(The second book in the Marian Sutro series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel
This captivating historical thriller brings back Marian Sutro, ex-special operations agent, and traces her romantic and political exploits in post-World War II London, where the Cold War is about to reshape old loyalties.

As Allied forces close in on Berlin in spring 1945, a solitary figure emerges from the wreckage that is Germany. It is Marian Sutro, whose existence was last known to her British controllers in autumn 1943 in Paris. One of a handful of surviving agents of the Special Operations Executive, she has withstood arrest, interrogation, incarceration, and the horrors of Ravensbruck concentration camp, but at what cost? Returned to an England she barely knows and a postwar world she doesn't understand, Marian searches for something on which to ground the rest of her life. Family and friends surround her, but she is haunted by her experiences and by the guilt of knowing that her contribution to the war effort helped lead to the monstrosities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. When the mysterious Major Fawley, the man who hijacked her wartime mission to Paris, emerges from the shadows to draw her into the ambiguities and uncertainties of the Cold War, she sees a way to make amends for the past and at the same time to find the identity that has never been hers.

A novel of divided loyalties and mixed motives, Tightrope is the complex and enigmatic story of a woman whose search for personal identity and fulfillment leads her to shocking choices.


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2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tightrope
Author(s): Simon Mawer
ISBN: 1-4087-0621-0 / 978-1-4087-0621-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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2001 : UK Paperback
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ISBN: 0-349-14074-X / 978-0-349-14074-2 (UK edition)
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June 2015 : UK Paperback
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ISBN: 1-4087-0620-2 / 978-1-4087-0620-6 (UK edition)
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November 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tightrope
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ISBN: 1-59051-723-7 / 978-1-59051-723-9 (USA edition)
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tightrope (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Simon Mawer
ISBN: 1-5100-0626-5 / 978-1-5100-0626-3 (UK edition)
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August 2018 : USA Audio CD
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ISBN: 1-72132-844-0 / 978-1-72132-844-4 (USA edition)
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November 2015 : USA Audio CD
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ISBN: 1-5046-3573-6 / 978-1-5046-3573-8 (USA edition)
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November 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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ISBN: 1-5046-3572-8 / 978-1-5046-3572-1 (USA edition)
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June 2015 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Tightrope (Unabridged Audiobook)
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ISBN: 1-4712-8631-2 / 978-1-4712-8631-5 (UK edition)
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