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Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (13 of 15)
Location: Cumbria UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 200,171 - Total Helpful Votes: 13 of 15
The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The WWII Codebr&hellip by Sinclair McKay
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating!, 12 Mar 2014
I chose this book as I had been in the WRNS in the early 1950's. As a 'Signal' Wren I was using coding equipment which built on the remarkable work at Bletchley Park which led to cracking the 'Enigma' codes enabling intercepted German signals to be decoded.. This story of a valuable part of our heritage which played a vital part in World War II is brilliantly written and contains extracts from documents which bring the story to life. This book is well researched and features many courageous and brilliant people who worked in secrecy and often great discomfort throughout Europe, North Africa and elsewhere.. Their story needed to be told.
Philomena: The true story of a mother and the son &hellip by Martin Sixsmith
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
I watched the film which was superb., I needed to read the book which tells this true story in so much more detail than the film. I remember Martin Sixsmith as a superb journalist. He raises the issues of inhuman behaviour over many years by those involved in the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland and the children's homes where pregnant single young girls were taken to give birth. They 'paid for their sins' by slaving on tasks such as working in the laundry. Martin's research leads to the discovery of the adoption of these babies and traces the story of a small boy. Subsequent enquiries led to wilful withholding of information. A second theme is the political system in USA where this… Read more
Berlitz: Madeira Pocket Guide (Berlitz Pocket Guid&hellip by Berlitz
By the time I arrive on the island I shall be well prepared to make the most of my time there. The size and format of this guide is ideal and gives basic information which is easy to use. Until after my holiday I am not qualified to comment on the accuracy of the contents but the Berlitz guides I have used for other holidays have been extremely helpful

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