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Restless: A Novel
by William Boyd

Published: 2007-05-29
Paperback : 336 pages
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In December, 2012 The Sundance Channel will air the BBC-produced film RESTLESS starring Charlotte Rampling, Michael Gambon, Hayley Atwell, and Rufus Sewell, based on this novel by William Boyd. Someone is trying to kill Sally Gilmartin. It is the summer of 1976, and the only person she ...
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In December, 2012 The Sundance Channel will air the BBC-produced film RESTLESS starring Charlotte Rampling, Michael Gambon, Hayley Atwell, and Rufus Sewell, based on this novel by William Boyd.
 
Someone is trying to kill Sally Gilmartin. It is the summer of 1976, and the only person she can trust is her daughter, Ruth, a young single mother struggling with her own demons. Now Sally must tell her daughter the truth: She is actually Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigré recruited for the British Secret Service in 1939.  Soon Ruth is drawn deeper into the astonishing events of her mother’s past, including her work in New York City manipulating the press in order to shift public sentiment toward U.S. involvement in Second World War and her dangerous love affair with another spy. Ruth also discovers that her mother has one final assignment. This time, though, Eva can’t do it alone—she needs Ruth’s help.  Full of tension and drama, emotion and history, this is storytelling at its finest.

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by [email protected] (see profile) 04/13/18

8/10 I really enjoyed this book! The flowery language was a bit irritating but I whizzed through it as the story was completely captivating.

 
  "A spy novel, not a thriller"by madriver (see profile) 06/02/10

This is a British spy novel, not to be confused with a Ludlum-like thriller. The entire book group enjoyed this - and that doesn't happen often!

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