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The Rose Code: A Novel (English Edition) Formato Kindle
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|Formato Kindle, 9 marzo 2021|| |
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“The reigning queen of historical fiction” -- Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over.
1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything—beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses—but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious self-made Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both Osla and Mab are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart.
1947. As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, three friends-turned-enemies 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. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together. But each petal they remove from the rose code brings danger--and their true enemy--closer...
Praise for The Rose Code:
‘Epic in every way, brilliantly researched, beautifully written, and completely unputdownable’ Jenny Ashcroft, author of Meet Me in Bombay
‘An intricate play of love, loss, betrayal and redemption, Kate Quinn’s novel is every bit as complex and fascinating as the codes being broken at Bletchley Park… Impossibly gripping from start to finish' Celia Rees, author of Miss Graham’s War
‘Quinn's meticulous research and impeccable characterization shine through this gripping and beautifully executed novel’ –Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author of Her Last Flight
‘Quinn’s page-turning narrative is enhanced by her richly drawn characters … and by the fascinating code-breaking techniques, which come alive via her historical detail’ Publishers’ Weekly
‘The Rose Code is everything you love about an unputdownable novel and more… An unforgettable war story to be sure, but also a tale of friendship, fortitude, and forgiveness’
‘Capturing the events and mores of the times, this character-driven fiction is engaging and absorbing’ CHOICE
‘Weaving real-life and fiction, Quinn's storytelling is compelling and masterful’ WOMAN
‘This comes highly recommended… fascinating storylines, history and intriguing characters… it truly is an epic read’ MY WEEKLY
‘A knockout of a story, written by the reigning queen of historical fiction. Quinn’s trio of heroines practically leap off the page in this stunning novel, which melds spy-hunting with love stories that will stir your soul’ Fiona Davis
‘A tour de force . . . vibrant characters and pulse-pounding suspense combine in a riveting tale destined to be a book-club favourite. I absolutely loved it’ Kristina McMorris
‘The Rose Code is a firecracker of a novel’ Elise Hooper--Questo testo si riferisce alla hardcover edizione.
Descrizione del libro
the most thrilling WW2 historical Bletchley Park novel of 2021 from the bestselling author--Questo testo si riferisce alla hardcover edizione.
- ASIN : B089SZJF11
- Editore : William Morrow Paperbacks (9 marzo 2021)
- Lingua : Inglese
- Dimensioni file : 8625 KB
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- Screen Reader : Supportato
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- Lunghezza stampa : 646 pagine
- Numeri di pagina fonte ISBN : 0008455880
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 50,591 in Kindle Store (Visualizza i Top 100 nella categoria Kindle Store)
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This book! It was completely engrossing! It was like a warm blanket that I could wrap around me and forget where I was! Each character was like someone I knew personally and their story of love, hardship, friendship and loss was my own story!
This is the tale of Osla, Mab and Beth, three young women from different backgrounds, who meet in Bletchley Park during the war and become best friends. Each of them has a particular trait that helps them to decipher the enigma machine that the Germans used to send decoded messages during the war! When disaster strikes their friendship seems to be broken forever. That is until one of them is locked up in an asylum with too many dangerous secrets to keep.
When she turns to her old friends for help, the girls have to put aside their grudges to expose a traitor who worked among them at Bletchley Park.
These women go through so much together it's heartbreaking!
The story alternates between two timelines, which I always find fascinating. One is set during the war and the other is set just days before the royal wedding between Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip takes place in 1947.
Needless to say, it had me cheering, crying, laughing and screaming in outrage with some of the characters. If you're a history buff you can't miss this one!
From the description of the girls' clothing to Glenn Miller's music and the language, the author did a phenomenal job of setting the mood!
Now please excuse me while I go find every other book Kate Quinn has ever written!
Can’t wait for the mini series now!
Le recensioni migliori da altri paesi
I am not quite sure I like public figures, still living & breathing, being used as characters in novels, particularly romantic ones.
However, I do like KQ's work & she is a good storyteller.
I am not summarising the book itself, I leave that to the synopsis, or to others.
Kate, if you are reading this - I must dispute a working class family living in Shoreditch would have a telephone - unheard of.
Also, Osla's flat would be the size of a 'broom cupboard', not a boot cupboard - boots are kept in a room...
A few other Americanisms, but you write for a wide geographical audience.
Some US authors really grate, but not you.
I do not mean that in an condescending, patronising manner, just as a fact.
This is an enjoyable read, as all Kate's books are.
A very talented lady she is.
This story starts directly after the war, and jumps between two time frames.
I found it a brilliant, well woven story, full of colour.
I only wish I had read this prior to visiting Bletchley, a great read if you enjoy books of enduring friendship, the war and going adversity
In modern parlance, this book will doubtlessly fall under that belittling heading: "Chick Lit". (In the 1960's we might have labelled it "Bird Lit"!)
Not really my cup of tea I'm afraid.
Even so well done to the author for the many months of hard endeavour in completing this novel. One piece of advice, if I may be permitted, would be to liaise with a British university and befriend an English professor therein, who could be willing to proof read your MSS in the first instance and correct your usage of the colloquial English language. Don't worry overmuch at UK reviews that harp on about this; the English kids of today are becoming Americanised; ergo in 20-years time you'll be a very fashionable lady.