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Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Tantalizing Trailers: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Publisher: Electric Monkey
Publication Date: 6 Feb 2012

Synopsis from Goodreads

"Two young women become unlikely best friends during WWII, until one is captured by the Gestapo.

Only in wartime could a stalwart lass from Manchester rub shoulders with a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a special operations executive. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted to each other.

But then a vital mission goes wrong, and one of the friends has to bail out of a faulty plane over France. She is captured by the Gestapo and becomes a prisoner of war. The story begins in "Verity's" own words, as she writes her account for her captors. Truth or lies? Honour or betrayal? Everything they've ever believed in is put to the test..."

Code Name Verityis the story of two young women from totally different backgrounds who are thrown together during World War II.

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.

I love how this trailer has captured the 'feel' of the era.

My wonderful Guest Reviewer Beth is reviewing this one for me, she loves books about WWII and it's a terrific resource in School Libraries.


  1. Oooh, those sirens were the creepiest things I've ever heard. -shudders- Definitely looking forward to this book!

  2. I really, really want to read this book!


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