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  • 0 of 6 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Northwest Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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24 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenbush Public Library QUI (Text) 35500006453870 New Checked out 05/15/2021
Hallock Public Library QUI (Text) 35500006453862 New On holds shelf -
Bagley Public Library QUI (Text) 33500013368154 New Checked out 05/20/2021
Detroit Lakes Public Library QUI (Text) 33500013372370 New Checked out 05/14/2021
Moorhead Public Library QUI (Text) 33500013368139 New Checked out 05/08/2021
Moorhead Public Library QUI (Text) 33500013368147 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063059412
  • ISBN: 006305941X
  • Physical Description: 624, 24 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

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General Note:
"P.S. Insights, interviews & more ..."--Jacket.
Includes readers guide with discussion questions.
Summary, etc.:
Joining the elite Bletchley Park codebreaking team during World War II, three women from very different walks of life uncover a spy's dangerous agenda years later against the backdrop of the royal wedding of Elizabeth and Philip.
"1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Osla puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Mab works the legendary codebreaking machines and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Beth's shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and she becomes one of the Park's few female cryptanalysts. 1947. As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, the three women are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter-- the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum"--adapted from jacket.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 February #2
    *Starred Review* By turns heartbreaking, fascinating, and mysterious, Quinn's latest historical novel is likely to turn up on 2021 best lists. The action—and there is plenty of it—centers on Bletchley Park, the home of England's WWII code-breaking activities. Alan Turing makes some cameos, but the real stars here (characters reminiscent of the "girls" in Call the Midwife are three very different women who are translators and code breakers at "BP." The friendships among them—pampered debutante Osla, down-at-the-heels but ambitious Mab, and timid genius Beth—are a major focus. It isn't all brainwork, as Quinn shows the women imbibing fizzy cocktails, comparing hairdos, and partying with boyfriends (including Prince Philip!). The mood changes after the war, with the three now bitter enemies and one of them desperate to escape the mental institution where she's been confined since war's end. In 1947, on the eve of Princess Elizabeth's wedding, the women are brought together for a nail-biting and satisfying ending that finds them encrypting a letter that could hold the secret to what drove them apart at BP. Book clubbers may frown at the lengthy page count here, but soon enough they'll be devouring the novel and eager to try Quinn's backlist titles, among them The Alice Network (2017) and The Huntress (2019). Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 February #2
    *Starred Review* By turns heartbreaking, fascinating, and mysterious, Quinn's latest historical novel is likely to turn up on 2021 best lists. The action—and there is plenty of it—centers on Bletchley Park, the home of England's WWII code-breaking activities. Alan Turing makes some cameos, but the real stars here (characters reminiscent of the "girls" in Call the Midwife are three very different women who are translators and code breakers at "BP." The friendships among them—pampered debutante Osla, down-at-the-heels but ambitious Mab, and timid genius Beth—are a major focus. It isn't all brainwork, as Quinn shows the women imbibing fizzy cocktails, comparing hairdos, and partying with boyfriends (including Prince Philip!). The mood changes after the war, with the three now bitter enemies and one of them desperate to escape the mental institution where she's been confined since war's end. In 1947, on the eve of Princess Elizabeth's wedding, the women are brought together for a nail-biting and satisfying ending that finds them encrypting a letter that could hold the secret to what drove them apart at BP. Book clubbers may frown at the lengthy page count here, but soon enough they'll be devouring the novel and eager to try Quinn's backlist titles, among them The Alice Network (2017) and The Huntress (2019). Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Female friendship > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Women > England > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Cryptography > Fiction.
Great Britain. Government Communications Headquarters > Fiction.
Cryptographers > England > Fiction.
Code and cipher stories.
Traitors > England > Fiction.
Nineteen forties > Fiction.
England > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > George VI, 1936-1952 > Fiction.
Bletchley Park (Milton Keynes, England) > Fiction.
FICTION / Historical / World War II.
FICTION / Thrillers / Espionage.
FICTION / War & Military.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Spy stories.
War stories.
Historical fiction.
Spy fiction.
War fiction.
Novels.

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