Katherine Woodfine has charmed and thrilled readers with the adventures of Miss Sophie Taylor and Miss Lilian Rose for the Secret Service Bureau and the time has (almost) come for their final adventure in Nightfall in New York.
Taylor and Rose Secret Agents are the continuation of the Sinclair Mysteries as the girls have further and wider Edwardian adventures which was a time of both promise and portent as European Empires ran to their limits increasing wealth for a few beyond imagination, but equally increasing tensions between and bubbles of revolution within for the working classes and occupied as struggles for modernity and independence met the steel will of tradition, jingoism and control. It is a fascinating time that often gets overlooked in favour of the World War that erupted from this context and the resulting aftermath, when the socio-political climate and experience before is just as rich and fascinating.
Katherine Woodfine found writing about Lil and Sophie enabled her to indulge in her love of history and explore the same context that fascinates me through the eyes of young women and children’s literature.
I am in a unique position in that I whilst I have read the first meeting and adventures of the pair in the Sinclair Mysteries, I had not yet graduated to the Taylor and Rose Secret Agents series, and I am delighted to say that my mission and I have chosen to accept it will be partaking in a reading marathon to enjoy all four mysteries leading up to the blog tour celebrating the publication of Nightfall in New York!
If anyone wishes to join me (even reading just one!) you are welcome!
I will be posting my mission report (review!) after each book too!!
& some bonus content
Ok no spoilers people I’m going in!
Have you read the Taylor and Rose Secret Agents series?
The Taylor and Rose Secret Agents books by Katherine Woodfine are published by Farshore (formally known as Egmont)
Thank you to Nina, the publicity team and Farshore books for supporting me and sending me a complete set for this Mission!! 💜