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The Rose Code: the most thrilling WW2 historical Bletchley Park novel from the bestselling author Copertina rigida – 18 marzo 2021
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The brand-new historical novel from the bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Huntress!
*Winner of Historical Novel of the Year in NetGalley UK’s Books of 2021*
‘A terrific book bursting with vivid atmosphere’ Dinah Jefferies, #1 bestselling author of The Tea-Planter’s Wife
’Wonderful…A hugely satisfying and thrilling read’ Fern Britton, #1 bestselling author of Daughters of Cornwall
‘Immersive, thrilling and packed with wonderful characters…I absolutely loved every page of this incredible book’ Jill Mansell, bestselling author of Maybe This Time
1940, Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire.
Three very different women are recruited to the mysterious Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes.
Vivacious debutante Osla has the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses – but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, working to translate decoded enemy secrets. Self-made Mab masters the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and the poverty of her East-End London upbringing. And shy local girl Beth is the outsider who trains as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts.
Seven years after they first meet, on the eve of the royal wedding between Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, disaster threatens. Osla, Mab and Beth are estranged, their friendship torn apart by secrets and betrayal. Yet now they must race against the clock to crack one final code together, before it’s too late, for them and for their country.
If you loved The Crown, don’t miss this riveting historical novel!
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
Descrizione del libro
the most thrilling WW2 historical Bletchley Park novel from the bestselling author
- Editore : HarperCollins (18 marzo 2021)
- Lingua : Inglese
- Copertina rigida : 656 pagine
- ISBN-10 : 0008455848
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008455842
- Peso articolo : 900 g
- Dimensioni : 15.9 x 5.4 x 24 cm
- Posizione nella classifica Bestseller di Amazon: n. 850 in Thriller militari
- Recensioni dei clienti:
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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!
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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.