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Publisher Description

This enhanced edition features exclusive material and bonus content. In addition to the novel, this ebook includes:

-          ‘Something Worth Doing’: the short story that inspired Code Name Verity, never before published in the UK

-          A filmed interview with Elizabeth

-          Exclusive footage of Elizabeth Wein at The Shuttleworth Collection, home to some of the oldest operational aircraft in the world

-          The Verity Collection: a fascinating documentary of Elizabeth’s personal collection of WW2 memorabilia

Two young women become unlikely best friends during World War II, until one is captured by the Gestapo.

Only in wartime could a stalwart lass from Manchester rub shoulders with a Scottish aristocrat. 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 …

A gripping thriller, Code Name Verity blends a work of fiction into 20th century history with spine-tingling results. A book for young adults like no other.

“This is a remarkable book… Daily Mail


‘It's a compelling, uncompromising read which makes few concessions to the age group it's written for – either in subject matter or narrative technique. The bits about flight and women in the war are well researched and the terrifying, but exciting, atmosphere is good.’', The Independant

'‘This is a remarkable book, which had me horrified and totally gripped at the same time, and although it is billed as a Young Adult title, don’t be put off – it is a very grown-up story.’', The Daily Mail

'‘. . . a rare young adult novel entirely about female power and female friendship. . .’', New York Times

'‘[It] does more than stick with me. It haunts me. I just can’t recommend it enough.’', Maggie Stiefvater, bestselling author of Shiver

'‘This is a rich and rewarding adventure story with multi-layered heroines and complicated emotions. All 450 pages really do fly by. Expect to see Wein’s name in the running for the Older Readers Category of the Scottish Children’s Book Awards next year.'', The Scotsman

'‘If you want an original read that will challenge your perceptions about truth, lies, bravery and deception, this is one for you.’', Sugarscape

'‘. . . passionate writing with an utterly compelling story.’', Manda Scot, Chair of the Historical Writers’ Association

'‘. . . full of convincing detail, heart-stopping emotion and tension.’', The Bookseller

'‘It has been a while since I was so captivated by a character . . . Code Name Verity is one of those rare things: an exciting – and affecting – female adventure story.’', The Guardian

'‘[a] tale of espionage, torture and female derring-do.’', The Times

About the author

Elizabeth Wein was born in New York, and grew up in England, Jamaica and Pennsylvania. She is married with two children and now lives in Perth, Scotland. Elizabeth 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'. 'Rose Under Fire' is the sequel to her widely acclaimed title.

Fiction & Literature
6 June
Electric Monkey
HarperCollins Publisher Australia Pty Limited

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