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The Grand Illusion Syd Moore

The Grand Illusion By Syd Moore

The Grand Illusion by Syd Moore

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Captivating historical fiction inspired by the War Office response to the Nazi obsession with the occult

The Grand Illusion Summary

The Grand Illusion by Syd Moore

Step forward Daphne Devine - you are about to change the course of the war

June 1940. As World War Two rages, Daphne Devine remains in London, performing each night as assistant to stage magician Jonty Trevelyan, aka the Grand Mystique.

Then the secret service call.

For, aware of Hitler's belief in the occult, the war office has set up a hidden cohort to exploit this quirk in the enemy's chain of command.

Daphne and Jonty find themselves far from the glitz and glamour of the theatre, deep inside the lower levels of Wormwood Scrubs prison. Here, they join secret ranks of occultists, surrealists, and other eccentrics co-opted to the war effort. There is one goal: to avert invasion on British shores.

Soon Daphne realises she must risk everything if there is any chance of saving her country...

The Grand Illusion Reviews

Praise for Syd Moore:

'Spooky and sassy.' Sunday Times Crime Club

'Confident, down-to-earth Essex girl Rosie is an appealing character, and there is plenty of spooky fun in this spirited genre mashup.' Guardian

'The rarest of things: a book which sets out unashamedly to entertain, and does so with wit, style and erudition.' Sarah Perry

About Syd Moore

Syd Moore is currently the first Author in Residence for Essex Libraries. She is best known for her Essex Witch Museum Mysteries. The series was shortlisted for the Good Reader Holmes and Watson Award in 2018 and 2019. Syd founded the Essex Girls' Liberation Front and successfully got the term 'Essex girl' removed from the Oxford dictionary in 2020. Her debut screenplay, Witch West will go into production in 2024. She lives in Essex.

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The Grand Illusion by Syd Moore
Oneworld Publications
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