Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

I can't wait for this one ...


Code Name Verity, which will publish in Spring 2012,is the story of two young women from totally different backgrounds who are thrown together during World War II.

Only in wartime could a stalwart lass from Manchester rub shoulders with a Scottish aristocrat, one an Air Transport Auxiliary pilot, the other a wireless operator with the WAAF. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends.

But then a vital mission goes wrong, and one of the friends has to bail out of a faulty plane over France. Almost immediately she is arrested by the Gestapo, and it seems her mission may be over before it's even begun. The story begins in "Verity's" own words, as she writes her account for her captors...

Elizabeth Wein is a member of the Ninety-Nines, the International Organization of Women Pilots. She was awarded the Scottish Aero Club's Watson Cup for best student pilot in 2003 and it was her love of flying that partly inspired the idea for Code Name Verity.

5 comments:

Lindsay Cummings author said...

this does look good!!!

here's my WOW post. I've read it, but I know tons of ppl can't wait for it, so I also posted my review! Stop by?!

http://lindsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/arc-review-incarnate.html

Sarah@Catching Books said...

Great post! I can't wait to read both of these books :)

Happy reading and check out my waiting on Wednesday!
http://sarahcatchingbooks.blogspot.com/2011/12/waiting-on-wednesday-23-embrace-violet.html

Vivienne said...

I shall be waiting in the queue right behind you for this one.

SJH (A Dream of Books) said...

This sounds fantastic! I love books which are set in and around World War II.

Cait said...

Oooh hadn't heard of this before but I do like books set in WWII! will have to look out for it, thanks for sharing Kirsty!

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