Out Now: Stories of Wartime London: An Agora Books Collection

Agora Books is thrilled to announce that Stories of Wartime London: An Agora Books Collection is out now! This Agora Books collection dives into the terrors and triumphs of WWII through three classic Agora novels: Debutante by Anne Melville, War in the Strand by Hector Bolitho, and The Daffodil Affair by Michael Innes.


Stories of Wartime London: An Agora Books Collection is available to buy HERE.


From pen to paper, from script to screen, few moments in history have captivated audiences as much as the Second World War. In this collection, Agora Books takes readers through the ordinary and extraordinary lives affected by the upheaval, trauma, and terror of WWII.

Join four young women in Anne Melville’s Debutante – a sweeping historical saga set at the outbreak of the war in London. It’s 1939 and Ronnie, Peggy, Isabelle, and Anne are about to be thrust into a world of dancing and courting. But as war fast approaches, this Season will be unlike any before…

War in the Strand is esteemed historian Hector Bolitho’s own diary of wartime London. From food rationing and blaring air raid sirens, Bolitho brings the harrowing events to life with precision and charm in this intimate, honest, and heartfelt account of London at the dawn of WWII.

Then escape the hardship of the war with Michael Innes in The Daffodil Affair as he sends his detective, Inspector John Appleby, on a wild ride to the exotic Amazonian jungle in search of a house that has disappeared during the Blitz.

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