Can’t Wait Wednesday: Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme to spotlight a future release that you’re excited about. It’s hosted by Wishful Endings and was previously hosted by Breaking the Spine.


This week’s anticipated book is:

Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees

Title: Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook

Author: Celia Rees

Page Length: 512

Publication Date: July 7, 2020

Publisher:  William Morrow Paperbacks

Synopsis: A striking historical novel about an ordinary young British woman sent to uncover a network of spies and war criminals in post-war Germany that will appeal to fans of The Huntress and Transcription.

World War II has just ended, and Britain has established the Control Commission for Germany, which oversees their zone of occupation. The Control Commission hires British civilians to work in Germany, rebuild the shattered nation and prosecute war crimes. Somewhat aimless, bored with her job as a provincial schoolteacher, and unwilling to live with her stuffy genteel parents any longer, twentysomething Edith Graham applies for a job with the Commission—but is instead recruited by the OSS. To them, Edith is perfect spy material…single, ordinary-looking, with a college degree in German. And there’s another thing—the OSS knows that Edith’s brother went to Oxford with one of their most hunted war criminals, Count Kurt von Stabenow, who Edith remembers all too well from before the war.

Intrigued by the challenge, Edith heads to Germany armed with a convincing cover story: she’s an unassuming schoolteacher sent to help resurrect German primary schools. To send information back to her OSS handlers in London, Edith has crafted the perfect alter ego, cookbook author Stella Snelling, who writes a popular magazine cookery column that embeds crucial intelligence within the recipes she collects. But occupied Germany is awash with other spies, collaborators, and opportunists, and as she’s pulled into their world, Edith soon discovers that no one is what they seem to be. The closer she gets to uncovering von Stabenow’s whereabouts—and the network of German civilians who still support him—the greater the danger. 

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This sounds like it is going to be an immersive read! What do you think? Have you heard of it? What book are you anticipating? Comment below! 🙂

5 thoughts on “Can’t Wait Wednesday: Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees

  1. I haven’t heard of this but it sounds like my cup of tea. I’m adding it to my list of books to buy when I catch up my current TBR pile. Thank you for writing about it! I love anything Cold War-ish.

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