Book of the Week & Giveaway: Code Breaker Girls by Local Author Jan Slimming – Book Signing Saturday at Enchanted Forest!

Dunwoody Author, Jan Slimming,  will be signing copies of her debut publication at The Enchanted Forest Dunwoody (July 10th 12-2pm). The Enchanted Forest Gift Shop is located at 5580 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody (in the Publix shopping center).

You can win a copy by leaving a comment on our website or Facebook post!   Winner will be announced on Friday, July 9, 2021.

Jan is Available for Events and Book Clubs:  jslimming@comcast.net

Jan Slimming, Author

Purchase via Amazon:  Codebreaker Girls: A Secret Life at Bletchley Park  – Foreword by Sir Dermot Turing.

Description from Amazon:

“What would it be like to keep a secret for fifty years? Never telling your parents, your children, or even your husband?”

Codebreaker Girls: A Secret Life at Bletchley Park tells the true story of Daisy Lawrence. Following extensive research, the author uses snippets of information, unpublished photographs and her own recollections to describe scenes from her mother’s poor, but happy, upbringing in London, and the disruptions caused by the outbreak of the Second World War to a young woman in the prime of her life.

The author asks why, and how, Daisy was chosen to work at the Government war station, as well as the clandestine operation she experienced with others, deep in the British countryside, during a time when the effects of the war were felt by everyone. In addition, the author examines her mother’s personal emotions and relationships as she searches for her young fiancée, who was missing in action overseas. The three years at Bletchley Park were Daisy’s university, but having closed the door in 1945 on her hidden role of national importance — dealing with Germany, Italy and Japan — this significant period in her life was camouflaged for decades in the filing cabinet of her mind. Now her story comes alive with descriptions, original letters, documents, newspaper cuttings and unique photographs, together with a rare and powerful account of what happened to her after the war.

Reviews: “This beautiful history book reads as smoothly as a novel, but it is true and often an unknown bit of history. I was hooked from page one.” “The writing is masterful, the story is powerful, and this bit of history is fascinating.” “The research is worthy of a PhD!” – Janice Martin Benario PhD, Classic – Georgia State University. UK Publisher:

5 thoughts on “Book of the Week & Giveaway: Code Breaker Girls by Local Author Jan Slimming – Book Signing Saturday at Enchanted Forest!

  1. I remember Jan when she owned the Curves in Dunwoody. I would love to read the book she wrote about her mother’s interesting story.

  2. Stories about women in secretive occupations, particularly those reserved for men in normal times, are one of my favorite genres.

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