Elizabeth Wein

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Elizabeth Wein there is interest. I am up for it. Watch this space. :D
Elizabeth Wein Not at the moment, but I do have ideas for continuations of the Code Name Verity / Rose Under Fire world.
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Release Day for The Enigma Game in the UK!

Welcome to #TheEnigmaGame virtual launch party and giveaway!

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Published by Bloomsbury Children's Books in the UK on 14 May 2020, The Enigma Game is a World War II thriller set in the world of Code Name Verity. If you’re familiar with that world, you’ll be familiar with Jamie Beaufort-Stuart, now flying Blenheim bombers, and Ellen McEwen, working as a driver for the Ro

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Hi Erica! I've actually written a prequel to Code Name Verity called The Pearl Thief (published in 2017), which is set in her grandfather's castle in Scotland when she is 15 going on 16. You might enjoy that!
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message 15: by Abby

Abby I just want you to know that having dragged me into a Star Wars spiral, nanni proceeded to drop a Certain Bombshell on me (she keeps up with DW much better than I do) and the noises I made were unearthly.

message 14: by Emily

Emily Elizabeth, will you be doing a tour for Rose Under Fire like you did for Code Name Verity?

Elizabeth Emily wrote: "Elizabeth, I was VERY excited to see that Code Name Verity has been nominated for Best Young Adult Fiction 2012! I hope it wins! :-)"

Thank you, Emily!

message 12: by Emily

Emily Elizabeth, I was VERY excited to see that Code Name Verity has been nominated for Best Young Adult Fiction 2012! I hope it wins! :-)

Elizabeth Code Name Verity spoiler-friendly-zone here. (For sone reason the link doesn't show up in the cross-posted blog entry from livejournal)


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Kim Thanks for accepting my friend request! I'm truly honored. :)

Elizabeth Propaganda leaflet flypast from E Wein:

Code Name Verity is out in North America today, 15 May! join me for an online launch party at

Also please join in the CNV Special Ops for V-Day, Allied Invasion of bookstores & libraries - stop in and ask for CNV. Then tweet, FB, Goodreads, blog about it and pass it on.

Ashlyn Thanks for the add :)

Elizabeth Sara wrote: "Hello my mother you write good books!
That book is the horse without a head. I lost it sorry. Can you dig it out the attic so i can try reading it again?"

ok sara! I hope you like it!

message 6: by Sara (last edited Apr 24, 2011 03:34AM)

Sara Hello my mother you write good books!
That book is the horse without a head. I lost it sorry. Can you dig it out the attic so i can try reading it again?

Elizabeth woo hoo, one of my favorite books has just been recommended by Philip Pullman as a top ten must read. Actually, he's mentioned several of my favorite books, but this is the most obscure:

Le Cheval Sans Tete


Elizabeth phew... the Doodlebugs book was rather exhausting. Now I have to finish all the others that I put aside to read this...

Estara Thanks for the friending request ^^.

Elizabeth thanks for those kind thoughts and happy new year to you too!

Nick 2E0NAQ Hi Elizabeth
hope you are ok and that you had a great christmas and new year or should I say happy Hog many.
All the best for you in 2010 and you are just successful with your write in 2010.

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