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Publisher Description

The brand-new historical novel from the bestselling author of The Alice Network ‘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.
1947, London.
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’
Susan Meissner

‘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

Fiction & Literature
18 March
HarperCollins Australia Pty Limited

Customer Reviews

sb60fun ,

The Rose Code

Loved this book, based closely around a true story made which made it very real. A part of the war I knew about but the diversity of characters, all with interesting back stories, made it a great read. Highly recommend.

Maddyjv ,

Spy thriller

Fantastic novel depicting ww2 and the code breakers of Bletchley Park - a wonderful awe inspiring journey through WW2 in the eyes of three women. Prince Philip is an added benefit. Maddy Viner

OzRonaldo ,

British editor needed!

A good story. I realised, though, that the author wasn’t British. Too many Americanisms slipped in: backseat instead of back seat; I’ll write you instead of I’ll write to you. And no one in Britain, even celebrating the end of the war would toss precious loo paper into the air as Americans sometimes do. Still, I give it four stars.

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