Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: MI5 and Me A Coronet Among the Spooks (July 2019) – Athenaeum Book Club 2019

By Charlotte Bingham

July 29, 2019

Athenaeum Book Club selection 2019

Much to her surprise, eighteen-year-old Lottie has just found out that her aloof, rather unexciting father is a spy.  And now he’s decreed that she must make herself useful and get a Proper Job – so she’s packed off to MI5 herself, trussed up in a dreary suit.  Luckily her delightful colleague Arabella is on hand to enliven the torments of typing and decode the enigmas of office life.  But as Lottie’s home fills with actors doubling as spies, and Arabella’s mother is besieged with mysterious telephone calls, the girls start to feel well and truly spooked…

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