When Virginian, Delia Chandler, marries into British aristocracy she is unprepared for the realisation that her husband does not love her. When he is sent to Cairo as an advisor to King Fuad, Delia’s life, and the lives of her two daughters are plunged into a royal circle full of scandal, passionate love affairs and, when WW2 breaks out, secrets that could mean the difference between victory or defeat for the Allies.
‘An irresistible combination of real events and masterful storytelling that keeps the reader fascinated until the very last page.’
‘Palace Circle is vivid and tender, deeply enthralling. Rebecca Dean has written a timeless novel.’
New York Times
‘From London to Cairo, in the glittering world of high society before WW1, Dean taps into an exotic and distant world, beautifully capturing the mood and colour of the era. Her descriptive passages are marvellous and complement the layered intrigue, romance and chilling deception.’