Coming up this year: new titles for 2021

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Coming soon: a selection of titles now available to preorder
The Clayton Type 1 Bo-Bo Diesel-Electric Locomotives – British Railways Class 17 What Ship, Where Bound? Sharing Your Family History Online The Power and the Glory

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Teachers at the Front, 1914–1919 Sister Sleuths Wellington’s Infantry A History of the Undead

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Special Forces Operator Mary Queen of Scots’ Secretary Mediterranean Naval Battles That Changed the World John Keats

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In the spotlight: Codebreaker Girls

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Coming soon: Codebreaker Girls – A Secret Life at Bletchley Park by Jan Slimming, with a foreword by Sir Dermot Turing.

“What would it be like to keep a secret for fifty years? Never telling your parents, your children, or even your husband?”

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 Following extensive research, the author uses snippets of information, unpublished photographs and her own recollections to describe scenes from her mother’s poor, but happy, upbringing in London, and the disruptions caused by the outbreak of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 war.

Author, Jan Slimmings, introduces the book with a video on the P&S blog and gives a fascinating insight into a daughter’s discovery of her mother’s secret life. Watch the video here

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