Recently I finished reading Fall of Man in Wilmslow by David Lagercrantz, a fictional book centered around the death of Alan Turing and his life at Bletchley Park and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Now I feel the need to read more about this distinctive part of British history, here I have The Bletchley Girls by Tessa Dunlop. I am so excited to get hold of this book, I love historical books regardless but this one tells the story of the women at Bletchley through real interviews. To me this sounds brilliant!
Based on extensive interview conducted specifically for this book, Tessa Dunlop tells the story of the Bletchley Girls through the lives of 15 women who were all selected to work in Britain's most secret World War II organisation- Bletchley Park. Many were just school girls at the outbreak of war; the next six years would change their lives forever. This vivid portrayal of their experiences, sacrifices, and memories is a poignant reminder that without the work of thousands of young women Bletchley Park's extraordinary achievements would not have been possible. By meeting and talking to these fascinating female secret-keepers who are still alive today, Tessa Dunlop captures their extraordinary journeys into an adult world of war, secrecy, love, and loss. Through the voices of the women themselves, this is the story of life at Bletchley Park beyond the celebrated code-breakers; it's the story of the girls behind Britain's ability to consistently outsmart the enemy. (Source)
There we have it everyone, I don't read enough non-fiction books but this is one that certainly holds my interest!
What book are you waiting on this week? Tell me in the comments I'd love to know! Hope you're all having a great day :-)