The online bookshop is preparing for its summer sale. This year we have a good collection of history and military titles with a sprinkling of interesting biographies (not of under-20 boy banders, you will be pleased to note, but of those whose feet have actually made an imprint on history) and a little bit of true crime to spice things up.
If you enjoyed Testament of Youth at the pictures earlier in the year then we can offer One Voice, a collection of Vera Brittainâ€™s pacifist writings, for a mere ÂŁ3.99.Â Or if you preferred The Imitation Game, then The Girl From Station X is a great read. It is based on the wartime diaries of the authorâ€™s mother, a mother from whom she had become increasingly estranged as alcohol and Alzheimers took their toll. Reading the diaries Elisa Segrave learns more about the vibrant and alive young woman her mother was, leaving her life of privilege to work at Bletchley Park and later at Bomber Command. It is a moving story about the gulfs and secrets within families and, even better, itâ€™s now only ÂŁ3.99. If you like this and want to know more then you could look at Michael Smithâ€™s book The Debs of Bletchley Park which looks at the lives of the women at Bletchley.