Foreword by Sir Dermot Turing
Codebreaker Girls: A Secret Life at Bletchley Park tells the true story of Daisy Lawrence.
Following extensive research, the author uses snippets of information, unpublished
photographs and her own recollections to describe scenes from her mother’s poor, but
happy, upbringing in London, and the disruptions caused by the outbreak of the Second
World War to a young woman in the prime of her life.
The author asks why, and how, Daisy was chosen to work at the Government war station,
as well as the clandestine operation she experienced with others, deep in the British
countryside, during a time when the effects of the war were felt by everyone. In addition,
the author examines her mother's personal emotions and relationships as she searches
for her young fiancée, who was missing in action overseas. The three years at Bletchley
Park were Daisy's university, but having closed the door in 1945 on her hidden role of
national importance — dealing with Germany, Italy and Japan — this significant period in
her life was camouflaged for decades in the filing cabinet of her mind. Now her story
comes alive with descriptions, original letters, documents, newspaper cuttings and unique
photographs, together with a rare and powerful account of what happened to her after the
Codebreaker Girls: A Secret Life at Bletchley Park - Foreword by Sir Dermot Turing.
From your favorite independent bookstore, including Waterstones and Blackwells, direct from my publisher at https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Codebreaker-Girls-Hardback/p/18694 or https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=Jan+Slimming&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss. Publication January 2021
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Publication in America will be March 2021: Pre-order at A Capella Books, Fox Tales, Barnes & Noble or direct from the US Publisher Casemate, https://www.casematepublishers.com/subject-categories/world-war-ii/codebreaker-girls.html#.X60501qSnv0 and https://www.amazon.com/Codebreaker-Girls-Secret-Life-Bletchley/dp/1526784114/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Jan+Slimming&qid=1604101653&sr=8-1