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The Secret Books

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Where did Jesus go from the age of 12 to 30?
The Secret Books is an epic adventure of a young man in the Crimea who is drawn out of his world by an eccentric female journalist, leading to a life as a Russian spy infiltrating anarchist circles and going undercover in British India where, seeking refuge from a confrontation with a British officer, he discovers a manuscript which holds the secret of Jesus' lost years.
But is this gospel true?
Marcel Theroux takes the reader on spellbinding journey through 19th-century Paris, the Russian Empire and high plateau of India through a world of spies and double cross, propaganda and revolutionary violence, lost-love and anti-semitism, and into a modern world where lies have the power of truth.
Based on real events, The Secret Books is at once a page-turning adventure, a meditation on the nature of belief and an examination of the stories that humans are willing to kill and die for.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"The Secret Books, ingenious, stylish, at once sardonic and accommodating, is a meditation on our abiding need for stories, which itself has a gloriously entertaining story to tell." - John Banville


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Hardback Editions

September 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Secret Books
Author(s): Marcel Theroux
ISBN: 0-571-28194-X / 978-0-571-28194-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Secret Books
Author(s): Marcel Theroux
ISBN: 0-571-28196-6 / 978-0-571-28196-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

September 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Secret Books
Author(s): Marcel Theroux
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU