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Secret Servant: The Moneypenny Diaries (The Moneypenny Diaries #2)

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  98 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Jane Moneypenny may project a cool, calm and collected image but her secret diary reveals a different story.

In the grip of an uncertain love affair and haunted by a dark family secret, the last thing she needs is a crisis at work. But the Secret Intelligence Service is in chaos and only a woman's touch can save it. When Moneypenny finds herself alone on a highly charged Ru
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Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 12th 2007 by John Murray (first published November 2nd 2006)
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Mark
Nov 07, 2012 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the fans of Ian Fleming's 007
The first of the Moneypenny diaries was already great fun to read and actually did deliver a far better story than any of the James Bond continuation writers had delivered. This 2nd volume of this series does an even better job. As 007 plays only a marginal role in this installment. This is when 007 has dissapeared after his final meeting with Blofeld in Japan and untill he returns and tries to kill M. He spends time in a hospital before he gets send out to the caribean to kill a certain Scarama ...more
Julie
Jul 15, 2014 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good escapist fun
Steve Mitchell
Jul 25, 2011 Steve Mitchell rated it really liked it
The second volume of The Moneypenny Diaries covers the period from the end of Ian Fleming’s You Only Live Twice until after the end of The Man with the Golden Gun; and in real life, Kim Philby’s defection to Moscow from Beirut and the assassination of JFK. If you are a Bond fan - like me - then this is a good read: if you are a female Bond fan - unlike me - then this book is a must read. Once again, Miss Moneypenny turns out to have been much more than just M’s devoted secretary; but a loyal mem ...more
JackieB
Dec 08, 2010 JackieB rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
This is a roller coaster spy story based on Ian Flemming's characters in his series about James Bond. Miss Moneypenny's diaries were inherited by her niece who is a historian. The niece prepared the diaries for publication despite being warned off by MI5. So there are two stories. Miss Moneypenny's account of working for MI5 and the niece's story of publishing the diaries and realising that there was a double agent at work in the 60's who was never caught. Can the Niece work out who it is? You c ...more
Michelle
Apr 21, 2009 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The 2nd of 3 in the Moneypenny Series. Still not released in the US, but I found them in the UK last month and brought them all back with me! The story continues with Jane Monepenny taking on more of a spy roll within MI6 and her experiences are exciting! I always thought the Bond movies from the 60's and 70's were incredibly cheesy and ridiculous...but now I see that they perfectly mimicked the books that they were made from, and reading it is just plain fun!
Emma
Aug 08, 2011 Emma rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this book, more so than the first in the series, "Guardian Angel". The book covers the period in the Ian Fleming books from You Only Live Twice until The Man with the Golden Gun.

A good, fun book that focuses more on the female staff of MI6. Miss Moneypenny is much more than M's secretary...
Patricia
Jul 24, 2012 Patricia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like these, but I'm a sucker for James Bond and spies. And the Cold War. I lisetned to the first two (and have the third) as audiobooks and the narrator does a good job. Too bad there are only three, but maybe she's written others?!
Elizabeth
May 03, 2009 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure, england, africa
This book was really, really fun. I'm converted and plan on reading the rest in the series. I expected it to read like Chick Lit, but that was not the feeling at all. It's actually rather dense. I would recommend this book for male and female Bond fans!
Michele
Apr 03, 2013 Michele rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was only OK, but I will definitely read the others if I find them.
Brit McCarthy
Apr 14, 2011 Brit McCarthy rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-i-own, reviews
I can see why this was in a bargain box at Borders for $2. Got mildly interesting after about 200 pages, but that soon disappeared. Wouldn't bother.
Michele
Someone please remind me NOT to read until 11.25pm in order to finish my book again. *SO* tired this morning!
Nerissa
Jul 26, 2011 Nerissa rated it really liked it
a fun female bond book
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Samantha Weinberg is a British novelist, journalist and travel writer. Author of Books such as A Fish Caught in Time : The Search for the Coelacanth and the James Bond inspired trilogy The Moneypenny Diaries under the alias Kate Westbrook. She currently resides in Wiltshire, England.
In 1994 she wrote Last of the pirates: in search of Bob Denard (ISBN 0224033077), about French mercenary Bob Denard.
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