So Brave, So Skillful
The Bletchley Girls by Anna Stuart is a marvellous historical novel that I just could not put down.
Whilst World War II was undoubtedly absolutely awful, it did provide opportunities for woman. Previously expected to marry and reproduce, now women could have positions of responsibility and really make a difference to the war effort, and even the outcome of the war.
Bletchley Park was a place of brilliant minds and unique skill sets. The reader follows three young women with varying talents, all of whom are heading to Bletchley Park. As they become firm friends their lives go in different directions as the BP girls are sent where they are most needed.
The reader sees the war at home, in Malta and in Egypt. All are fighting the same war. There are some truly terrifying moments.Continue reading