June 9, 2021 –
Britain, 1972. The cultural cold war continues, and the country is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism. Serena Frome, the beautiful daughter of an Anglican bishop, finds herself being groomed for the intelligence services in her final year as a student at Cambridge. Recruited into MI5 against a backdrop of the Cold War, Serena, a compulsive reader, is assigned to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer whose politics align with those of the government. This ‘secret mission’ brings her into the literary world of writer Tom Haley. First, she loves his stories, then she begins to love the man. Can she maintain the fiction of her undercover life?