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The Prime Minister's Affair

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781529368291

Price: £20

ON SALE: 23rd June 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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A compelling story of power, passion and intrigue based on real events, The Prime Minister’s Affair is a terrific read – Nick Robinson, Presenter, BBC Today programme

Andrew Williams has fashioned a wickedly entertaining tale of political chicanery – Daily Telegraph


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.

The Prime Minister’s Affair is another brilliant historical thriller from the author of Witchfinder, based on a real blackmail plot, hidden in the shadows.

‘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

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A compelling story of power, passion and intrigue based on real events, The Prime Minister's Affair is a terrific read
Nick Robinson
A must read for anyone with any interest in politics of the past or the present
Edward Wilson
Andrew Williams has fashioned a wickedly entertaining tale of political chicanery
Daily Telegraph
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
His new novel quietly ticks all the boxes . . . Albeit set in a period Le Carré 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
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
Williams blends reality and fiction in a tense and intricate story that shows politics has always been a brutal business
Sun