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5.0 out of 5 stars She always came up trumps
I would not normally bother to read about the upper class, but after reading a write up about her in a daily newspaper, I decided that I
should read more about her. They fell on hard times, but their idea of hard times is not our idea of hard times. No qualifications but siezed every opportunity that came her way. She had the right conections. I really loved her...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A life lived in fascinating times.
An entertaining visit to the life of a woman involved in major historical events affecting British wartime and political history. The cast of characters grows along the way showing just how enmeshed the major players were in each other's lives. A pleasure to read and written as though Jean Trumpington is speaking directly to the reader rather than trying to impress. More...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Sept. 2014
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Excellent read
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 2 Oct. 2014
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I enjoyed reading this book, but felt it could have had a little more depth to it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 24 Sept. 2014
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Fascinating stories by a fascinating and keen witted woman. Highly recommended
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 8 Jan. 2015
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Given as xmas present....just what they wanted. Promo and efficient delivery
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 30 July 2014
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One or two interesting moments but far too much name dropping for me!
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5.0 out of 5 stars amusing and very enjoyable I have recommended it to friends, 23 July 2014
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Frank, amusing and very enjoyable I have recommended it to friends.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Bland memoirs, 7 Jun. 2014
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I really wanted to like this, she is an interesting lady. however it reads much like the memories of a favourite old aunt. Selling points such as 'she was at Bletchley' make you think she has something to ell; but no she was a typist, not a cryptographer and the highlight is that she once took a message to Turing but did not talk to him! Her political life and time as wife of a headmaster could have been so interesting but generally was merely anecdotal. Sad really as it could have been so much better.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 20 Nov. 2014
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I found it difficult to relate to the writer or her circumstances.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 July 2014
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Excellent!
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5.0 out of 5 stars she has had a good life lots of ups and, 23 Jan. 2015
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Very worth reading, she has had a good life lots of ups and downs
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