To celebrate the release of The Grand Illusion by Syd Moore, Oneworld Publications are thrilled to offer review copies to book clubs.

About the book

Step forward Daphne Devine - you are about to change the course of the war

June 1940. As World War Two rages, Daphne Devine remains in London, performing each night as assistant to stage magician Jonty Trevelyan, aka the Grand Mystique.

Then the secret service call.

For, aware of Hitler’s belief in the occult, the war office has set up a hidden cohort to exploit this quirk in the enemy’s chain of command.

Daphne and Jonty find themselves far from the glitz and glamour of the theatre, deep inside the lower levels of Wormwood Scrubs prison. Here, they join secret ranks of occultists, surrealists, and other eccentrics co-opted to the war effort. There is one goal: to avert invasion on British shores.

Soon Daphne realises she must risk everything if there is any chance of saving her country

Praise for the book


'Quirky, clever and compelling.' - Anna Mazzola, author of The Clockwork Girl

'A rattling good read.' - Barbara Nadel, author of Belshazzar's Daughter

‘A breathtaking historical thriller.’ - Erin Kelly,author of The Skeleton Key

How to get involved

To be in with a chance of winning 10 hardback copies to read and review with your reading group please log in and complete the survey below by 10 April.

Please note, group members will be expected to share a review in exchange for their free copy within six weeks of receiving the book. Please do not pitch if you cannot commit to this.

If you have any questions, please contact chris.moore@readingagency.org.uk.

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* 1. By applying for this opportunity, you agree that your group will read, discuss and submit reviews for each of the books received within six weeks?

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* 2. Please provide your contact details. Your address will be sent to the publisher only if your pitch is successful.

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* 3. Name of group:

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* 4. How many books would you need for your group? Please note that most publishers may only be able to send a maximum of ten books.

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* 5. Please tell us about your group, what you like to read, how often you meet (etc.).

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* 6. Why would your group would like to take part in this offer?
You could tell us about your group, what you like to read, how often you meet (etc.).

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* 7. Will you be able to share some images with your group (these can be without faces), of your display or your reviews on social media?

Thank you and we look forward to working with you!

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