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    The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein

    When her mother is killed in the Blitz, and her father’s ship goes down, Louisa Adair feels she has lost everything. The country she has called home since her family left Jamaica is not a friendly place for an orphaned girl with brown skin, and she badly needs money and a roof over her head. Finally she finds work looking after an old lady at a pub near an airfield in Scotland. There she meets Ellen, a driver for the RAF, and Jamie, a pilot – two other young people just as exhausted by the toll the war has taken on their loved ones, and just as desperate for a…

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    Louisa Adair takes to the sky – The Enigma Game Blog Tour

    Guest Post from Elizabeth Wein Louisa Adair, the young code-cracking heroine of The Enigma Game who narrates half my new novel, is the daughter of a Jamaican father and an English mother. She grows up in Jamaica but moves to London at the age of twelve. Readers familiar with my writing will recognize a theme here – every single one of my books features what’s known these days as ‘TCKs’ – Third Culture Kids. In the simplest of terms, they’re children with parents of different nationalities (check out this article).  It gets more complicated when a TCK tries to define his or her national identity. My children are dual citizens…

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    Rose Under Fire – Elizabeth Wein

    “Rose Moyer Justice  August 2, 1944 Hamble, Southampton, Hampshire Notes for an Accident Report.  I just got back from Celia Forester’s Funeral. I’m supposed to be writing up an official report for the Tempest she flew into the ground, since she’s obviously not going to write it herself and I saw it happen. And also because I feel responsible. I know it wasn’t my fault – I really do know that now. But I briefed her. We both had Tempests to deliver and I’d flown one a couple of times before. Celia hadn’t.” Rose Justice is a young america air transport pilot delivering planes and taxiing pilots for the RAF…