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Jane Thynne

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Jane Thynne was born in Venezuela and educated in London. She graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English and joined the BBC as a journalist. She has also worked at The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and The Independent, as well as for numerous British magazines. She appears as a broadcaster on Radio 4. Jane is married with three children and lives in London.

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Jane Thynne Dear Caroline, lovely to hear from you. There is another Clara Vine on the way, set in 1941 with flashbacks to 1937, but I have to finish a standalone…moreDear Caroline, lovely to hear from you. There is another Clara Vine on the way, set in 1941 with flashbacks to 1937, but I have to finish a standalone novel first. I'm so pleased you like the series - it's such a pleasure to hear from people who've read them x(less)
Jane Thynne Hi Gordon,
yes, the fifth Clara Vine novel, Solitaire, set in the summer of 1940 is out at the end of 2016. Life is much harder for Clara now, as you…more
Hi Gordon,
yes, the fifth Clara Vine novel, Solitaire, set in the summer of 1940 is out at the end of 2016. Life is much harder for Clara now, as you can imagine!(less)
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The Scent of Secrets by Jane Thynne
"What a decadent beginning of a new series! This historical mystery was pitched to me as the Real Housewives of Nazi Berlin and that is an apt description. Clara Vine has both British and German ancestry and finds herself working as a film actress..." Read more of this review »
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"Gentle spy story set in the Germany of 1933. Interesting setting with historical characters mixing with fictional ones. Thynne is the wife of Philip Kerr whose books use the same period setting. I enjoyed this more than the Kerr books."
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"Atmospheric, fast-paced and tense spy novel set in 1930s Germany, which has been sitting on my kindle waiting to be read for way too long.

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“It was about a year ago when I first made contact with members of the British Foreign Office. I volunteered my services and privileged information to a foreign power. Which is effectively treason, or would be, except that I regard it as pure patriotism. You see, Clara, I no longer recognize the Germany I love. I see these brutes strong-arming a small nation like Austria, and now threatening Czechoslovakia, because they can and because no one will stop them. I see them running riot with the rule of law - Germany, whose legal system is the greatest in the world, which has always stood for justice and right. And when I see this gang of thugs flooding the streets of my beloved country with tides of blood, I feel hatred swelling inside me. Damn Himmler and Heydrich and all the other sadists. I hate this false Germany, as much as I love the real Germany. And I intend to do something about it.”
Jane Thynne, The Scent of Secrets

“Perhaps, he thought, there was some strange satisfaction to be derived from confining savage animals here, given that the savagery outside this place was the kind that couldn't be confined.”
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“She had never felt so alone or frightened in her life. She had come to Berlin to feel closer to her mother, and had found instead danger and death.”
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