The Ministry of Unladylike Activity: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)Robin Stevens (author)
From the author of the bestselling Murder Most Unladylike books comes the first instalment in a wartime-set mystery series featuring two resourceful children desperate to be taken on as spies for the titular government ministry.
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The start of a thrilling new World War Two mystery series from the number-one-bestselling and multi-award-winning author of Murder Most Unladylike.
1940. The world is at war, and a secret arm of the British government called the Ministry of Unladylike Activity is training up spies.
Enter May Wong: courageous, stubborn, and desperate to help end the war so that she can go home to Hong Kong (and leave her annoying school, Deepdean, behind forever). May knows that she would make the perfect spy. After all, grown-ups always underestimate children like her.
When May and her friend Eric are turned away by the Ministry, they take matters into their own hands. Masquerading as evacuees, they travel to Elysium Hall, home to the wealthy Verey family - including snobby, dramatic Nuala. They suspect that one of the Vereys is passing information to Germany. If they can prove it, the Ministry will have to take them on.
But there are more secrets at Elysium Hall than May or Eric could ever have imagined. And then, someone is murdered...
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm
'As funny, clever, and warm as we've come to expect from Robin Stevens, The Ministry of Unladylike Activity is such a delight.' - Louise O'Neill
'Robin Stevens is Agatha Christie for children: her books have all the rich satisfactions, all the twists and pleasures and the enormous delights of instant mystery classics. I am always hungry for the next one.' - Katherine Rundell on the Murder Most Unladylike series
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Thank you to Robin and publishers for this review copy, I was so excited to receive it that it jumped straight to the top of the towering piles to read!
So my verdict: Superb!
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“Robin Stevens books are my favourite”
Non spoilery review
The Ministry of Unladylike Activity is the first book in a middle grade Murder mystery.
A spin off series to The Murder Most Unladylike books. Which is one of my favourite series of all time.... More
It was so amazing diving right into this start of a new series, after finishing the original series. I loveddddd this so much. Britain is at war & a secret arm of the British government called the Ministry of... More
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